Some people just don't get it!
I am trying to cut down on the number of plastic shopping bags I bring into the house. It's mostly an environmental thing, but I also don't like having a kitchen drawer that is overflowing with plastic bags. So, on a recent trip to Target, I bought one of their reuseable shoping bags. It was only .99 and it folds up into it's own little zippered case. I've also started making morsbags. Here's my first morsbag and the start of my second.
Back to the people not getting it story.....I was standing in line at Walmart with my reuseable Target bag in hand. The customer in front of me purchased a single tee shirt. The cashier put it in a plastic bag and handed it to the customer. The customer took the shirt out of the bag and handed the bag back to the cashier saying that she didn't need a bag and she was helping the environment. Yeah!!
THEN....the cashier scanned my first item and put it into that same plastic bag. I quickly told her that I didn't want any plastic because I'd brought my own bag. She gave me a little sarcastic smile and said, "I know, it's for the environment" and procedded to put the plastic bag into the trash!
Into.the.trash!! Honestly, she didn't get it at all. At least if I'd brought the bag home it would be recycled with the other bags that seem to multiply in the kitchen drawer. (I didn't want to confuse the poor girl by asking for the bag back. And besides it was in the trash bin. with who knows what else. Eww!)
I'm hoping that if more people jump on the bandwagon with reuseable bags that this scenario won't be repeated. You can sew, knit, crochet or buy reuseable shopping bags. Anything to cut down on the consumption of plastic.
And if you've read this far, I'm guessing you want in on my 50th post giveaway. This has not been the topic I envisioned for my 50th post, but it's what's on my mind. All you have to do is comment on this post between now and Wednesday. I'll pick a winner Wednesday morning. I'm still not sure what the prize will be, but it will definitely contain a morsbag for your shopping convenience!