Around the country and around the world, from Aspen, Colorado to Seattle, Washington to Delhi, India, communities are making a choice and banning single-use plastic grocery bags. Reducing these single-use items can decrease our resource consumption and energy use. In 2009, the United States used 102 billion plastic bags, an enormous amount of fossil fuel resources were required to make those bags which consume extravagant amounts of energy and resource to produce. Such a simple thing as not using plastic bags when you grocery shop and use reusable bags instead can make an impact not only locally but also globally.
Idea No. 5