Wednesday, January 9

San Francisco Bay Area Continues to Ban Plastic Bags

Sure it's a step in the right direction, but why does it take a ban on using one-use plastic bags to get people to stop using them? Why wouldn't one make that choice by themselves? Well, I guess it's one for the team because all retailers in my area, including the farmer's markets, have stopped supplying plastic bags for people and some even charge for paper bags. Hurrah! I'm so happy about that because it's going to force a change. Old habits will die hard though for some out there.

Switching to cloth or hemp reusable bags is a pretty easy, even though it might take a few weeks to readjust to it. I've been doing it for years now, and even reuse plastic bags by washing them when I need them each week for the market. This makes them last for years and it feels great to be eco friendly.

It's never too late to stop using one-use plastic bags, and make the wise choice to switch. Who knows, maybe the ban will be country wide soon. No matter what, it's time for a change.

Cheers and here's to happy, healthy living.
~Claudia