Using reusable bags for shopping is one of the best ways to help the environment. Harmful chemicals and energy are used to produce both paper and plastic bags. Recycling and reusing plastic and paper bags does a lot to help keep them out of the landfills and the environment but it doesn’t end the demand for these antiquated forms of transporting goods. Energy, water, and fuel are used to collect, recycle and transport the bags. Reusing plastic bags is a great idea, but realistically you would have to use them eleven times before you would absorb the environmental impact. Reusable bags like these recycled tee shirt bags are the most responsible ways to shop and carry items. Bags made from old tees aren’t a new idea, but it’s a great idea that should be embraced by us all. My personal twist is finding the unusual ones, like old Monty Python and Mad TV tee shirts. I’ve been scouring thrift stores and yard sales for unusual tees. I’ve even enlisted the help of friends and family, asking them to save their favorite pop culture shirts. I’m also exploring the sizes of the bags: Large shirts for groceries and laundry, medium shirts for shopping and school, children’s sized tees make great lunch sacks and gift bags. I’m also collecting old Halloween shirts to make trick-or-treat bags. I hope that you will find a Tee Bag that makes a statement about your personality and your commitment to the environment. And whether or not you buy one of my creations I hope that you will consider using reusable fabric bags and maybe even make some of your own. My Tee Bags and other eco-Fairy products are at my Etsy shop MissFiKingdom. I will be posting the Tee Bags throughout the week.
If you want some more information about the production and use of paper and plastic bags visit http://www.reusablebags.com/facts.php?id=4