Our UK friend ms cellania is our fun hostess for this week and here is her very interesting topic
Here in the UK we are being encouraged to stop using plastic bags so for the last couple of years I have been developing my shopping bag collection.So 'what type of shopping bag do you favour'-plastic or material? How many do you use. You could even show us what's in your bag!
Here in the U.S.A. plastic is still the # 1 bag that is used for items. Twenty five years ago, the main bag was paper. That was my preferred choice, you can put more groceries in one paper bag then you can in one plastic. I worked in a food store for 13 years and remember when they stopped using paper and went to plastic. The reason to stop using paper was "To save trees". Now all these years later, they are finding out that was a bad idea. We now have so many plastic bags that are not bio degradable,and they will be around for another 100 years. So now the big thing is "Go Green" and use cloth bags that can be reused. Something like the UK is doing. I have a little attitude about this...because I resented being forced to use plastic instead of paper and now they want me to buy my own bags and reuse them. Now I am all for saving our environment...but if they want me to use another kind of bag....they should supply me with it at no extra charge! Who's getting rich here??? Now go read some more stories about shopping bags. Thanks for hosting Chris.
Plastic or Paper???