Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bacon & Egg Tote Bag

With all of the attention these days to going green, bringing your own bags when you shop seems like a pretty easy thing to do.

According to Worldwatch Institute, factories manufacture 4 to 5 trillion plastic bags per year. Even though many of these bags are recyclable, each year Americans return only 0.6 percent of the 100 billion plastic bags used. Once plastic bags are in the environment it can take hundreds of years for them to decompose, and they contribute toxins to the soil and water as they do.

And paper bags? Although they are more likely to be recycled (about 10%-15%), 14 million trees in 1999 alone were cut down to manufacture the 10 billion paper grocery bags used by Americans.

Learning this makes me feel awfully guilty for not doing something as simple as bringing my own bag to the grocery store. Now that I've found a way to really do it in style, I've got no excuse! Plus, carrying my bacon in a bacon bag just sounds right.

You can pick up a Bacon & Egg tote for yourself at Archie McPhee for only $6.95 each. This 16-1/2" x 13" x 5-3/4" faux canvas bags will make you look cool while you’re being conscientious.

1 comment:

  1. i bought a bacon and eggs tote from target about a 2 months ago!!