Sustainability Tip... Shop with Reusable Bags
Leawood, ks
07/15/2017 06:41 PM

Bring your own bags while shopping and keep them in your car so you don’t forget them. If you do forget, remember that your arms are capable of carrying small loads to the car.

Why use your own bags while shopping? Here’s why! 

  • 30 billion plastic grocery bags are used each year in the United States ....using 12 million barrels of oil.
  • 10 billion paper grocery bags are used each year in the United States .....using 14 million trees.
  • Plastic bags take 1,000 years to break down and may contribute to species extinction and the pollution of our oceans.
  • Paper bags decompose eventually but use fossil fuels to manufacture and may often involve clear cutting, habitat destruction, and long term ecological damage.


So don’t forget to bring your own bags shopping! 

Information provided by Kathy Corbin, member of the Sustainability Advisory Board

Kathy Corbin
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