Green Living

With the alarming destruction of the natural environment and resources, more people become environmentally conscious. I am glad that more people are now aware of the plastic’s adverse impact on our environment. Major supermarkets and malls nationwide are offering eco bags. There are also establishments that are offering points for using eco bags. A supermarket near our place will give you 3 points each visit if you will bring your own eco bag. Points earned can be deducted to the amount of your next purchase. It’s like giving rewards to those who are helping to save the environment. I just hope more establishments will do the same to encourage more people to use eco bags.

If you are not using eco bags yet, you must start using one now for it takes 1,000 years for the plastic bags to degrade back into the soil thus continued use of plastic bags means tons and tons of it that will be dumped to the landfills which will contribute to the green gas and to the global warming.

eco bags

I have five eco bags of different sizes and the latest one I have is this green eco bag. It looks like the plastic sando bag that is commonly used in the wet market and if not for its material, I have might have mistaken it for a plastic sando bag. It’s not as sturdy as my other eco bags but I love its color which I think means “green living”.

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A Campaign to Eliminate Plastic Bags

Millions of plastic bags end up in trash everyday and we all know that these are non-biodegradable and are big contribution to flooding and to global warming. According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in Metro Manila alone, more than seven million kilograms of garbage are being collected every day and more than a million kilos of these are plastic materials.

To put an end to this problem, the government came up with this campaign that will help to eliminate plastic bags. Starting Wednesday, September 29, plastic bags will no longer be given free in all groceries and supermarkets nationwide. Each bag will be sold for at least P3.50. This campaign is to encourage the consumers to use eco bags when shopping. I am glad for this another worthwhile campaign though this should be launched years ago. But I think it would be best to ban the use of plastic bags not only in the groceries and supermarkets but in wet markets as well so as to totally eliminate these harmful elements in our environment.

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