Plastic bags

I came across an interesting fact today.

The average plastic bag is used for about 20 minutes, and takes 400 years to completely decompose.

I have a couple of cotton tote bags that I take to the supermarket. I don’t make a religious duty out of it or anything. If I forget them, or I need a third bag, I get a plastic one. Even so, I calculate that I’m saving about 100 plastic bags a year.

And it’s completely painless.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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