Today is the International Plastic Bag Free Day!
I try to avoid using plastic bags whenever possible, especially when shopping. In Germany there´s a long tradition of using so called environmental bags usually made from cotton fabric. Admittedly there were are lot of people giving you the odd glance when you were using those in the 90´s of the last century, but nowadays it fortunately has become more and more accepted.
I have been using them for years now, first ones that you could buy at any supermarket (those were quite hideous to be honest), then I started making my own. In order to encourage all my friends and family to use them too, I always make some of those bags as Christmas gifts.
And because I want them to really use them (and not merely stuff them into the next cupboard), I make sure to individually choose the prints and colors I know they like. 🙂
Here are some examples of the bags I made recently:
This is just my small contribution to a world that contains less plastic, and I actually think, that everyday should be Plastic Bag Free.
What are your thoughts to that? Do you try to avoid plastic bags?