Sunday, April 27, 2008

Plastic Bags Blow

So in an effort to push my cloth bag personal mission I have taken its a step further....
Remember its not Paper or Plastic-- its cloth only for us! I know many of you already have cloth bags and LOVE them just as much as I do.
SO I was shopping thru reusablebags.com to find a bag I could fit in my purse that rolls up for those times when I don't have a bag on me. I found one I loved and to see it click HERE. I got the red one, but they come in many other colors.
As part of my order I also ordered the activist kit against plastic bags. It comes with a t-shirt that has the slogan pictured on the bag here (it wouldn't let me copy the t-shirt picture), 2 buttons and 25 small stickers for only $4.95. The t-shirt if from American Apparel and trust me their t-shirts alone are like $20+ for a plain one. Its got this cute little ingredients list on one of the sleeves that says its 100% organic and 0% sweatshop created...kinda like whats on the Nutrition Label on our food. I plan on wearing my Plastic Bags Blow shirt to the Farmers Market once it opens in a few weeks. Hopefully I can spread the word about plastic bags and how harmful they are to our environment by just wearing my t-shirt and carrying my reusable bags. I don't know if this shirt would go over well at church for example.
Can I also point out that I love love love my little bag that folds up in my purse?? It is SO handy and SO stinkin' cute. Its pretty large too.
Reuseablebags.com is a great site. I hope to get their cotton produce bags in the future. I highly recommend the site as well because they ship your order very quickly (within 24 hrs) and they package your product in things that can be recycled. Not to mention they shipped it in a box that was just the right size vs shipping something in a box that is 10x too big for the item. I hate that.
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4 comments:

The Young Family said...

I have question for you - I use a few sports water bottles, that I refill, trying not to buy so many propel waters... although I like the taste ... anyway I was wondering if you use the Klean brand of water bottles? I was just wondering if you have used them before?...

Em

Marcie said...

Personally I have not purchased one of the Kleen bottles yet. They are pretty pricey, but I would really like one.
Actually, the water bottles you refill (like ones from Propel or any sort of plastic container) they recommend you don't reuse over and over again. I know the Kirkland Brand of water has it on their label to not reuse the bottle.
I know they dont' recommend it for hygenine reasons (not saying you don't clean your bottle!!) but also if you DO clean your bottles out like run them thru the dishwash they can release more and more of their toxins into your water.
If you can't stomach spending $35 dollars on a Kleen Canteen then I recommend just using ANY bottle you can refill. Nalgen makes a nice one, but people are split on if they have possible toxic chemicals in them that could seep out, but reality is just use something aside from reusing another water bottle.
BUT if you CAN stomach buying a Kleen canteen they are the best out there! Not to mention that they alow you to choose the color, lid and so on to accessorize your canteen!

jeneflower said...

I bought the shirt kit too on your recommendation. I actually bought the shirt for my son because he was always asking me for more t-shirts and this one was organic and cheap. I even found a discount coupon code! I might put a button on my backpack and stick some stickers on the grocery store bulletin board. Thanks for letting us know about it!

adrian2514 said...

Thanks for the info….I am trying to put together a list of what celebs are doing to help the environment. Ed Begley Jr. is having a sweepstakes where he flys you to Hollywood and gives you tips on how to go green ( http://www.earthlab.com/life/livingwithed/ ) Pretty crazy stuff. Obviously there are many others. Drop me a link if you have any on the top of your head. Thanks again for the info!