Monday, April 4, 2011
Although it may be hard to read, this is a picture of one of the many plastic bags that Wegmans packs their groceries in. Although i is made from 40% recycled material and not anything less, I laughed because I saw nothing eco-friendly about this bag. Even though this was from recycled material, plastic bags will never effectively break down in the landfills. It is so easy to save a plastic bag from being put in the landfill by taking your own reusable bag to the store or by taking back these plastic bags to Wegmans. After they are returned to Wegmans, they are taken to their central reclamation center where companies by them for the pound. Since 1994, they have had 3 million pounds of plastic put to good use. (http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?storeId=10052&identifier=CATEGORY_2702) That's a lot of plastic saved from sitting in a landfill!