Most who know me, know that I am not usually a big environmental person. Recycle if it’s convienent, global warming still wonder about, but one thing I am sure of is there is a finite amount of oil on this planet and lives are lost daily because of it. (yep, that would be the first major political statement I’ve made on the blog in case anyone is keeping track). While this doesn’t have me running out to by the latest hybrid car (although my next purchase will definitely be one), I do think about other ways to reduce my personal use.
Here’s the latest random factoid…it takes the equivilant amount of oil to manufacture 14 plastic grocery bags as it does to refine a gallon of oil for my car. I always knew plastics were not friendly and have always ‘thought about’ buying some resusable cloth bags…but like many things in life ‘thought about’ = action about 40% of the time and I hadn’t done it. However today’s stat moved me over the top and straight to the online store Earthwise bags. Believe it or not the bags are pretty cheap 10 for $12.50 plus shipping via UPS so about $20 in all. If only I could turn all of the plastic bags in my house into gas for the car.