Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Life in a Bag






If Barbie is a real thing, I’m sure she would live on earth. It is indeed, full of plastic. From local stores to the corners of our own homes, we have plastics to have some moments with. Candies are wrapped in plastic. Our take out lunch and snacks are packed in plastic. We will not pass a week without eating with the aid of plastic utensils. We buy utilities and carry them in plastics. We empty these utilities and merchandise and throw the containers in plastic garbage bags.

Writing and mentioning the word plastic in this article actually made me feel that the world can be so artificial, unclear and yeah for the nth time plastic. Sure, we enjoy the convenience of having plastic materials in handy. But I know we all know that once a plastic is born, it can possibly live forever. Plastics can accumulate and build a silent group of possible syndicates aiming for world distraction. Err, okay that’s a little morbid. But come to reflect on your own daily routine. Just for today, try to count how many plastic material you’ll see, use and come contact with.

If recycling is such a bummer deal for you, then using plastics is not your right. Good thing that smart people with a heart of an advocate can stand up and make a statement towards preservation of what’s still left on our environment. Canvass bags are slowly gaining popularity among society get-go. Shopping malls are now promoting the use of these canvasses bags which aims to create a “plastic free” lifestyle. One advocate group I know of makes this “Life in a bag”. The brand possesses all shapes and sizes of bags you’ll ever need in all of your individual life tasks.

Imagine, using these canvass bags can save us from the possible rule of non-living plastics in the future.

10 comments:

dazedblu* said...

tht's a kewl idea.. why not?

ROneiluke said...

cool idea, mate...a large portion of our over-all garbage are made up of plastic...non-biodegradable and still people are lazy to recycle...hays...

leviuqse said...

i love recycling!

i wish more and more people would be environmentally aware...

hayz katamad kase

acey said...

gahh, i hate using plastic because it makes me feel guilty about throwing them away. i think using reusable bags is 1 of the best ways to help the environment and the generation to come. that's why we really should support these kind of things. nice post!

wanderingcommuter said...

i can;t... that is why minsan kapag bumibili ako ng few items sa mga shops as mucha spossible kundi naman paper bag hidni ko na lang pinapaplastic...

Lance said...

we have a big big bag full of used plastics sa room ng ate ko...
thanks for featuring this awareness for everybody...

the menace said...

wow, bloggers in deed are one with this aim!

lets go team!


hahah

Dale Bacar said...

Actually most people are aware of the environmental implications of not recycling plastic but since the effects are not immediately felt, nagsasawalang bahala. Guilty ako dun. /shy

Eric said...

well..sadly, producing a plastic bag is cheaper than a paper bag...but yes in the end it's much more expensive because of the toll it will take against our environment.

it's good thing that SM (yes, the supermarket) is encouraging their patrons to use their environment-friendly recyclable bag.

farmeric@ http://earthnews.pinaymom.org/

B E N C H said...

Re-Use and Recycle!! I have those canvas bags from SM Supermarket and Rustan's Supermarket...