Market bag made using plarn (plastic bag yarn) by reprendre
Some people are addicted to gambling, sky diving, and Starbucks. Not me, I am addicted to collecting (and creating) awesome reusable bags. What kind of addiction is that? Ha! My eclectic collection seems to catch eyes every time I'm at the grocery. I don't do it for the attention, as if pushing the oversized race car cart through the store with 2 escaping boys isn't distracting enough! But my bags have offered up multiple oppurtunities to talk about the benefits and importance of recycling/reusing to fellow grocery gettings both young and old.
I had to make a quick run into the store just a few days ago, and I went in bag less. I actually cringed at the thought of bringing home a yucky plastic bag when I was checking out. Then came the pang of guilt. I wasn't raised in an eco- concious family, and I hate to admit it... but my first 20 something years on this planet I probably wasn't as Earth friendly as I could've been. I think that the real turning point for me came along with a blessing in the shape of a baby boy bundle. There is an old Indian Proverb that I like to share, "We don't inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." My families 'green' transition was a modest one, and we are far from being as efficiant and self sustaining as I hope to be some day. Making the decision to cut back on waste, conserve energy, and reduce out impact on the Earth overall and deciding where to start was the hardest part.
Tote made from bird seed bag by sarakaycow
Welcome to the Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, RECREATE Webbernet event! I planned this to be a fun way to encourage, inspire, share, and support others as we come together to celebrate the Earth every day. TrashN2Tees has been joined by so many talented artisans and bloggers who realize how important it is to recycle. Join us each day for ways to reuse your trash in practical and creative ways, tutorials, artist interviews, and some really great giveaways!
One of my first steps, and I think one of the easiest for 'going green' is getting into the habit of BYOB. No not bring your own beer- but Bring Your Own Bags! Lets jump start your collection (or add to it) with a set of 5 TrashN2Tees Reusable Produce bags . They're made from reclaimed tshirts, and are scraps left over from other projects.
ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN BY COMMENTING BELOW AND SHARING HOW YOU GOT STARTED RECYCLING/REUSING- GIVEAWAY OPENS APRIL 1ST AND ENDS APRIL 13TH AT 11:59PM EST(Winner will be chosen via Random.org *Please be sure to leave your email address so I can easily contact you to claim your prize. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen)