Bag Lady

When I first started thinking about whether paper or plastic was better, I always chose plastic because a clearcut is easier to envision as harmful. I’ve been diligently toting my own grocery bags for about a decade. Portland continues to attempt a ban, and amazingly Mexico City beat us to the punch with its recent plastic bag ban.

Like most, I have a reuse collection. We even have an abundance these days, since Girly’s cloth diapers are wrapped up in old bags in a smell proof box that I tote back and forth on the bus each day. We manage to reuse the bags once more for our Doggy.

Lately there’s been more and more media attention about the ocean of trash and dangers of plastic bags to wildlife. Below is a mockumentary on the “The Majestic Plastic Bag,” and it’s truly worth 4 minutes of your day. I haven’t shown my kiddos yet, but I think it would be a good visual lesson.

Will this help you remember your bags?

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One thought on “Bag Lady

  1. Ms. Miel

    Bangladesh was one of the first, Rwanda a well. Even Washington, DC now has a bag tax. Glad to see folks are getting with the picture. Now in DC you can really notice a difference in the number of folks carrying their own bags.

    Miss you,



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