Friday, 18 March 2011

An Easy Way to Reuse

Do you ever find yourself in the check-out lane, realizing that you forgot your shopping bags? This happens to me often enough. I know, terrible, right? Sometimes making it in and out of the car with all three kids is enough trouble. Somethings are bound to be forgotten. At least it's the bags and not one of my boys. ;)
 When this happens to me, I opt for paper, rather than plastic. I know we can debate over and over which is more "green". Here is my reasoning... Think of the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. (Of course the first thing is to reduce: aka use your reusable bags.) I don't really reuse plastic bags. They end up bundled up in a massive pile in our garage, waiting to be dropped off at the store recycle bin. However, paper bags are always used in our house. Why not cut it up and use it for a canvas for the little one's art projects? Of course, when you are done you can always save it, or recycle it.
(project idea for the marshmallow rainbow comes from No Time For Flashcards)

2 comments:

  1. We don't even have the option for paper bags!

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