Saying ‘NO, thank you, I don’t need a bag’ was not easy for me to say at first. I didn’t want to sound rude, but as time went by, I felt more and more comfortable and secure saying these words and all of a sudden it was very easy.
One of the most essential items to produce less waste are reusable bags. One or two reusable bags can replace many, many plastic and paper bags.
The voluntary commitment of some of Austria’s biggest supermarket chains and one clothing store to stop selling plastic bags was already a big and important step in the right direction. While in 2014 every Austrian used 63 plastic bags a year, the number could be reduced down to 49 by 2017. This is already a massive cut and also a great way of raising awareness about plastic pollution, but it is still not down to zero. In 2018, the Austrian government has therefor agreed to prohibit selling plastic bags all over Austria by the 1st of January 2020. YAY! :)
My dog Coco and me taking a stroll in the park. Bags can also be helpful for keeping Cocos treats
If you do not want to wait until 2020 to start using reusable bags, I hereby present to you the biggest advantages of reusable bags in a nutshell:
Or another situation: You bought so many groceries, put them all in a plastic bag, walk home and all of a sudden … ?
There is a very easy solution for these problems: it is called reusable bag. They can deal with every weather condition J
Hey there, my name is Fiona. I love travelling and getting to know different cultures. Because of travelling I realised I don't need many things to live a happy life. My transformation started ten years ago with my first big trip to India, since then I live a very minimalistic lifestyle. For a couple of years now, it is not only minimalistic but also zero waste.
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