…for joining others in banning plastic bags!
Happy New Year!
On January 1, 2013, the county that I live in, Alameda County, will ban plastic bags and will require a minimum 10-cent charge on paper and reusable bags. The cost could go up to a minimum of 25-cents in 2015 if it’s felt that the 10-cent charge isn’t deterring consumers.
The ban excludes restaurants, take-out food, retail stores not selling packaged food, or charitable thrift stores. Maybe future regulations will include these or maybe you and I can just start to incorporate reusable bags into all our daily purchases. This is a small way to live consciously, that if everyone did could make a big difference.
Admittedly, sometimes I forget my reusable bags even though we have a stack at our door. If in a pinch you forgot your bag and you happen to have a t-shirt and scissors available, I came across an easy make grocery store bag project that you can do with your kids. When our current supply of re-usable bags wears out, we’ll be making these!
From Craft’s Ideas for Kids
Here’s to a more conscious 2013 and may other counties follow in the growing list of counties prohibiting plastic bags!