By Laura McArthur
So these plastic bags people keep using, they have to go. Did you know plastic can take up to 1000 years to decompose? During that time they release toxic chemicals into the earth, water or wherever else they are left to decompose.
But fear not, there is a solution: it comes in the shape of a bag; a strong bag, a material bag; a bag made of canvas. We call it a ‘canvas bag’.
There is no need to use numerous plastic bags when shopping; the canvas bags comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, thicknesses. There is a canvas bag for everyone.
Photo used under Creative Commons from puuikibeach
For arty types who don’t like the idea of conforming to a uniformed item (have they considered that all plastic bags are the same dull, unimaginative and unreliable pieces of toxic waste?), the joy of a canvas bag is that it is … canvas. You can paint on it, draw on it, do anything you want to make it your own, they could be a fashion accessory when you go shopping.
With the amazing canvas bag you have a 100 per cent chance of your bag actually surviving the journey home, and won’t have to endure the embarrassment when your placcy bag decides to split, spilling your goods onto the pavement.
We all have those things we want to commit to, some are difficult or time consuming – work, college, university, friends – a canvas bag is instant commitment gratification. It will cost you a couple of pounds and it will last longer than any item piece of tat bought in Primark.
You can make a difference and have that little spark of happiness which comes from knowing you are doing something good for the environment. It makes a difference.
Give some justice to the world you live in; take care of it and take those canvas bags out to the shops today.