"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Plastic Bag Recycling GALORE!

The project:
Drop off two big shopping bags full of plastic bags for recycling.

Moments to drop on our way by the store.

Why bother?
While we're doing much better remembering to take our own, reusable shopping bags with us, we still collect a plethora of plastic. There are sandwich bags and cereal bags, plastic wrappings on a variety of foods, produce from the store often comes in plastic bags. All of these I stuff into the grocery bags for return to the system.

Worth it?
Yes - I like to think these bags will become park benches rather than detritus in our forests and seas.

Photo courtesy Eflon under Creative Commons license.

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