Explore my artsy tote bags. Here are just six designs of over hundred+ of my different designs on tote bags. I do my best to be conscious of what I buy encased in plastic. Plastic, particularly plastic bags are littering our landfills and oceans. Using a tote bag for groceries and general shopping can really make a positive impact the amount of plastic used.

Shop artsy tote bag designs. reduce, reuse and recycle .
Shop artsy tote bag designs. reduce, reuse and recycle .

Using a tote bag is one of the ways I actively reduce my dependency on plastic. Often times when I get down about how little impact I (one person) can have on the environment. I have to remind myself that the power of one can in fact make a difference.

7 Reasons to use tote bags

There are quite a few credible websites that talk about the environment and the use of plastic bags. So here are some interesting facts.

  • 100 billion plastic bags are used by Americans annually .
  • 14 plastic bags are equivalent to the gas required to drive a mile.
  • up to 80% of the oceans pollution enters the ocean by land
  • only 1% of plastic bags are recycled.
  • 1 in 3 leatherback turtles are found with plastic in their stomachs,
  • It takes 500 or more years for plastic bags to degrade in a landfill.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Statistics came from an excellent website called: https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/population_and_sustainability/sustainability/plastic_bag_facts.html

” Plastic Ocean ” is streaming on Netflix.

Also for a lot more information about the environmental impact of plastic bags , check out the movie the “Plastic Ocean” https://plasticoceans.org

For inspirational quotes check out my blog https://margaretdill.com/2019/02/01/do-anything-walt-whitman-quote/