Plastic waste is on the rise and there is an increase production of plastics globally. When people go into the grocery stores to buy goods, they often walk out of the store with one or more plastic bags in hand containing what they bought. What happens to these plastic bags after they have been emptied? That is where our biggest worry is.
We will all agree that these bags are green in principle but not as people use them.
When these plastic bags are not being disposed of properly. You can find them littering in parks, streams, rivers, by the side of roads, and parking lots. Sometimes when rains overflow, drainage outflows transport litter to rivers which eventually carry the plastic into lakes or oceans.
Studies have shown that seabirds, fish and other marine critters usually mistake pieces of plastic for food, or become entangled in plastic, leading to exhaustion, starvation and eventual death.
Besides that, plastic collects water and can become a breeding site for mosquitoes and other pests. Did you know that it takes just one bottle cap of water for mosquitoes to multiply?
Through this initiative, we intend to provide our communities simple solutions to everyday problems through bags that can be re-used over and over. The main idea behind these re-usable bags is to minimize their negative impact so long as the users don’t throw them.
These biodegradable bags are suitable for purchases at galleries, bookstores, eyeglass boutiques, grocers, supermarkets etc. and can be re-used 255 times over and over.
Once its users cultivate the habit to take these bags along with them whenever they are visiting a grocery store or so, we will be able to save the use of plastic bags which are very harmful to our environment.
Why should you consider using these Re-usable bags?
Here is what you don’t know! Plastic pollution cost you in the taxes you pay. Some urban communities spend millions annually to remove litter which usually is made up of plastic bags.
More and more shops are charging higher per plastic bag. So when you enter a shop and a sales person ask you if you need one of these bags, you should really not think twice. Buy one and save a community.
Project Initiators : Karin Rade (Sweden), Primos Kenah(Cameroon)