Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Organic Cotton Bags: Eco Friendly and Person Friendly

Organic Cotton Bags: Eco Friendly and Person Friendly
By Saffron Adiana Luci

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As you're busy running your daily errands you may not have thought much about organic cotton bags, but here are a few reasons why you may want too. Organic bags are eco friendly and practical and they really are better then plastic for both you and the environment.

If you visit five stores a week, four weeks a month and receive only an average of two bags per store, you will have received ten disposable bags a week or forty in a month. These bags are rarely recycled, in fact it has been estimated that out of 400 billion plastic bags used in the USA only 4 billion are recycled thats only 1%!

The bags are often just thrown out or used to hold trash. Once the bag is disposed of it can take 1000 years before it decomposes. Bags that don't end up in the landfill can find there way into the wild or into oceans where thousands of animals are killed by them every year(often due to thinking the bag is food). The use of organic cotton bags helps eliminate this waste. An organic cotton bag while last a very long time and can replace up to 1000 plastic bags. The organic bags often hold more and can be used many times over.

Let's say you visit the same five stores in a week, going to two stores one day and two stores later in the week and making one quick trip to get just a few items. You'll take three organic cotton bags with you. This should be plenty as they are often larger and stronger making them able to hold more then just a few items. When you get home and empty your bags you can take them with you on the next trip and the next. This means your three bags will replace the forty plastics you would have used and disposed of in a month. Since they will still be good you can keep using them over and over replacing 480 average bags you would use in a year using our example above. Even if you needed to use a few extra reusable bags for larger trips you would still dramatically reduce waste.

Organic cotton bags also save you trouble as they are sturdier, can carry more, don't break as often, and look better then plastic bags. Isn't it good to know you can help the environment and yourself at the same time.

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