Plastic bags are an environmental pain. They clog pipes, kill wildlife, and use a lot of plastic. Luckily, this is an easy problem to combat. Simply charging a few cents per bag is enough to encourage most people to switch to a reusable bag. It might seem like a small change to you, but [stats on reusable bags].
Don’t worry, you don’t have to rush out and buy reusable bags– you can quickly and easily DIY some for free:
- Make out out of an old shirt (no sewing required!)
- Crochet one out of old plastic bags
- A range of options, from mesh to old Capri Sun packages (no really)
If you’re not up for a DIY, many charities sell tote bags or give them to donors. You can support your favorite charities and advertise them every time you shop.