Most stores in Slovakia don't give you a plastic bag when you shop. They don't bag your groceries for you either but that's a different story. It is also why i take Micah to the store with me.
Last summer I entered a giveaway for a reusable bag. and I WON!! I never win but I won this bag! go me.This is me with my bag last summer. Anyway this bag came folded up in a regular envelope and I always keep it rolled up in my purse, I use it all the time. It holds a TON of stuff. A great bag!
My bag is #5,158. The Green Bag Lady has given away a total of 9,061 fabric bags. She and her friends make over 100 bags a week!! And she's giving them away on her blog again!!
You can win one too!!
Just go to her website before Friday and leave a comment. She's giving away 40 bags for Earth day. When you comment say that Stasi sent you. (since i already have a bag, i'm entering the refer people contest.) This is win-win, You might win a bag and if you leave a comment with my name in it, I might win.
If you don't win, the site has easy directions to make your own. If you can't make your own and if you ask nice I might make you one especially if I win.
Besides all the fun of winning and getting real things in your mailbox, Seriously, Plastic bags are BAD. :(
~ Introduced just over 25 years ago, society's consumption rate is now estimated at well over 500,000,000,000 (that's 500 billion) plastic bags annually, or almost 1 million per minute.
~ Single-use bags made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are the main culprit. Once brought into existence to tote your purchases, they'll accumulate and persist on our planet for up to 1,000 years.
~ The average family accumulates 60 plastic bags in only four trips to the grocery store.
~ Each high quality reusable bag you use has the potential to eliminate an average of 1,000 plastic bags over its lifetime. The bag will pay for itself if your grocery store offers a $.05 or $.10 credit per bag for bringing your own bags.
Ok so click HERE, leave a comment on the Green Bag Lady Blog, and make sure to says that Stasi sent you.