EarthSavvy blog — plastic bags
Plastic bags are slowly being phased out around Aotearoa (a little too slowly, if you ask me, but we'll be grateful for small wins). This comes as we realise what an environmental hazard they are and it dawns on us just how far behind the rest of the world we are on the issue of reducing disposable plastics. And, as these initiatives roll out, I've noticed more than a few panicked cries of "but, how will I line my rubbish bin?!" and "what am I supposed to do with dog poo?!"
Actually, my mum does still use plastic bags. And she doesn’t compost. Sigh. How does the saying go?…grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, yadda yadda yadda. I’m working on it. The great news is, there are some things I can change. And one of them is the culture of single-use plastic bags at my local supermarket!