Plastic bag usage is an omnipresent curse. Thankfully, more and more countries have started working on removing that curse – both from the environment and our lives. Well done to China, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Taiwan, Morocco and others.
Here is a bag like the one that my grandmother used. In fact, I have the fondest memory of this expandable bag and it would simply never ever rip. However, the material was nylon, which still is plastic.
A few years ago, I found these fantastic cotton net shopping bags and they have been in my bag ever since. Actually, I got mine at Marqt in Amsterdam, but then found more in Naturalia in France. For those of you in the US, the below option from Kaufmann Mercantile works as well.
Do you what is the worldwide plastic bag usage or which countries have implemented bans? Click on this infographic from Reuse this Bag and learn more:
Credit: Reuse this Bag
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Todd Sain Sr. says
An excellent infographic. It is promising that some areas and countries have begun to move away from the use of these bags. But obviously, more needs to be done. The only environmentally acceptable course of action is the eventual ( hopefully sooner than later ) complete elimination of the production of these bags.