The Plastic Bag Issue, Littering
Posted on: 2012-10-09 22:44:41
by L. K.
My policy now is, that when I see a small white plastic bag (or any bag for that matter) laying in the street, if it is new, not too filthy, etc. I take it home where we use regular sized mop buckets lines with the white grocery store type plastic bags as trash mop bucket liners for the garbage.
They are just the right size for most trashcans used in the bathroom and other parts of the house as well.
Reuse, recycle, make it do or do without was an old WWII slogan according to a friend of mine. Every time I get rid of something I try to think of any other way it can be used if I don't need it for its intended purpose.
Editor's note: Plastic bags pose a smothering risk for children and animals, release endocrine disruptors into our environment that lower sperm counts and clog street drains thereby increasing the risk of traffic accidents. Please do not carelessly discard plastic bags. To clarify, we do NOT favor trendy bans on plastic bags, bottled water, etc. What we DO favor is people taking responsibility not to litter.
Take a moment and look around white areas. Now look at areas with a substantial non-white population. Do you notice a difference in the amount of litter? Graffiti? Yes?
Cleaning up litter and graffiti makes an environment that is more hospitable for people of European ancestry. One of the factors that induces white flight from an area is pervasive litter, graffiti and unpleasant noise.
Avoidance of littering and removal of litter is good!