I have the most exciting news to share.
Maybe I Should clarify: It is exciting news to ME. But if you stare deeply into my eyes and repeat what I say, you will be just as excited….
As I was finishing up my weekly Target run last week
stimulating of the economy.. I bellied up to the cashier (I always wanted to belly up to something) and plopped down my reusable shopping bag *from another store* and my items to purchase. The cashier smiled brightly and told me that I would get 500 dollars off of my order for bringing in my own bags!!!
Can you hardly stand this? I was ecstatic. I squealed with delight, gave her a high 5 and then did a one handed cart wheel and a round-off back handspring.
Her jaw dropped as she said to me: “Geeze lady, calm your butt down, it’s only 5 cents.”
Ok, some of that happened; the 5 cents part.
But I can still do a one handed cartwheel. And a round-off. forrizzle.
Target will give you a nickel off of your order for every bag you bring in.
I just can’t decide if I should spend my nickel or save it for a rainy day. No rain in the forecast so lets spend!!!
Time for MATH CLASS:
I go to Target at least one time a week. I usually need at least 2 reusable bags.
Multiply that by a year and I have saved a whopping 5 dollars and 2 cents.
I still can’t decide what to do with it.
Don’t get me wrong, you won’t hear me complaining about saving money, but the most important part of this is encouraging people to do away with the
Satan made plastic bags.
I am super duper excited about this big step in the right direction… This is what happens to someone who has nightmares filled with landfills and the great Garbage Swirl floating in our oceans. AND I drank a lot of coffee this morning too.
**Must stop tapping feet and twitching eyes***
I am easily excited.
I just can’t imagine this rubbish rolling up to my beaches…
And seeing sea creatures suffer because of our lacksy daisyness, well that just breaks my heart into a million little pieces. Broken hearts=litter.
Have you been using your own bags?
I have noticed more and more people getting on the bandwagon, and I consider them my friends…the others? NOT so MUCH. 🙂
Are you one of my *friends*?
Recycling your plastic bags is better than throwing them in the garbage…But it still takes lots of resources *petroleum* to make them.
Plastic bags NOT taken directly to the recycling center seem to
magically somehow make their way to our water ways. And right into our little turtle friends mouth. He is not smart, he will put anything in his mouth. Poor thimble sized brain turtles. We have bigger brains than sea creatures…we must do something for them.
PS. I am not a big fan of paper bags either, but you can use leftover paper bags (fast food, liquor store) to scoop cat poop. I’m just sayin’