For weeks by now, I've been thinking of creating and posting some new videos. I had plenty of ideas, but nothing clicked. Then, yesterday afternoon, I got this one idea that was simple enough to produce right away. And within 24 hours of concept it's done! It's here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUxc_TjAHl8 and on Vimeo if you prefer that site (somewhat less cluttered) https://vimeo.com/274735817.
You know what’s most discouraging? The number of people who go to the grocery store without something as simple as a reusable bag. We outlawed plastic bags in Arlington, so now I see people walking out of the store with their groceries in paper bags instead. Sure they’re recyclable, but it takes trees, water, and energy to make them.
The price of gasoline was low for the past few years. So did people learn? No, they bought bigger vehicles. Trucks & SUVs. Now the price is going up again. I can’t believe that most people just don’t seem to learn this!
President Trump is nothing compared to this. This stuff is what really scares me.
Just to be sure, I looked it up. This is one of a number of sites with a good analysis.
They say, reusable bags have a bigger environmental impact, BUT you after a few times for plastic, or over 100 times for cotton, you’re ahead. Yes, I've used my cotton bags over 100 times easily. And now that the handles on one have almost worn through, I'm going to sew new handles on. The rest of the bag is fine. I can even wash it, but in cold water only! I once washed one in warm water and ended up with a miniature shopping bag (the shrinkage was astounding!)
Glenn Koenig is the manager of this and other web sites, an author, video producer, database designer, and volunteer.