This isn’t a radically new eco-tip, but it’s one worth repeating: Never take throwaway disposable plastic shopping bags. Did you know plastic bags are one of the worst offenders when it comes to litter? It’s believed over 4 billion (yes, billion) bags are strewn in storm drains, beaches, oceans and forests. These bags are more than just ugly, too. They kill hundreds of millions of animals including birds, whales and other marine mammals annually. Production of these bags uses about 12 million barrels of oil each year, and the bags are rarely recycled. This year, skip the bags and bring your own.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION