Plastic Bag Free For Life!!
So I haven't updated this experiment for a while. The reason is there hasn't been much to say, that is, I haven't had any problems that needed sharing,
In fact, ditching plastic shopping bags was about the easiest thing I have done!
So this is permanent now. What I've learnt is that to be less wasteful a consumer (when I am forced to be a consumer) requires only a little bit of forethought. that is, either always carry a bag with me, easier for a woman, or plan when to shop and make sure i take my reusables with me.
I am convinced that the immediate banning of plastic bags in Australia would not cause chaos, and would have an immediately positive effect on the local environment. there are examples all over the world of this.
Also, knowing that personal actions do not equal political change, I am going to take political action to make that ban happen!
I encourage you, dear reader, to do the same. write to your local council. think grassroots, 'local' and urge them to put forward a motion calling for a ban on plastic bags in their area. Even if it doesnt succeed first time it will have entered the debate.
I know how busy people are, but please take the time to spend 10 minutes writing a kick ass letter. lets get the local groudswell happening. then we can all enjoy living in better communities.
freedom tastes good.