Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Don't Forget Your Reusable Bags!

We can't wait for you to come shop with us!  But when you come, please remember to bring your reusable shopping bags!  Thread strives to minimize the day-to-day waste of running a business.  Here are just a few reasons we would appreciate your help:

1.  A plastic shopping bag can take anywhere from 15 to 1000 years to decompose
2.  Plastic bags don't biodegrade
3.  The cost to recycle plastic bags so outweighs their value that most recycling facilities will not take them
4.  According to the Wall Street Journal, only 1% of plastic bags are recycled world-wide
5.  The US alone uses approximately 100 billion new plastic bags per year
6.  Think paper bags are better? The US cuts down 14 million trees/year to supply the demand for paper shopping bags

(source:  reusethisbag.com)

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