Thursday, October 01, 2009

International Plastic Bag Free Day

Original posting:
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mark your calendar...... there's a new holiday this month and you can celebrate it everyday. September 12, 2009 will be the first official celebration of International Plastic Bag Free Day!

As you may know, I make reusable bags out of "single-use" plastic shopping bags. You may wonder then, how can she support a plastic bag free day? The answer is simple. I began creating FatBottomBags in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic bags that are going to the landfills or worse than that, winding up in our oceans!

International Plastic Bag Free Day is easy enough to participate in. Just take this one day out of your normal routine. Use a reusable bag for one day and you'll see how great it feels to help our earth. Once you get hooked on the feeling of being a positive change, you may find yourself celebrating a plastic bag free month, year or lifetime!!!!

This day is sponsored by the Marine Conservation Society based in the UK, but it is meant to be celebrated across the globe. They even have a beautiful poster you can print out at home and then plaster up in your community to spread the word! I placed one on our community bulliten board with a request for any new contributors who would like me to recycle their plastic bags!

So far, with the help of my customers and contributors, I've been able to keep over 3500 plastic bags out of the waste stream! Just think how many you can eliminate by making this easy change to reusable bags.

Remember to reduce, reuse, recycle and respect our environment, because when we all do our small part we can change the big picture!

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