Posted on January 16th, 2010 by roxxyroller in Giveaways Canada.
Let me introduce you all to 1 Bag at a Time!
About Our Company:
“Share the 1 Bag at a Time vision for a future with less waste and cleaner air!
1 Bag at a Time was started in 2005 by Lisa Foster after she discovered reusable grocery bags on a trip to Australia.
1 Bag at a Time is committed to supplying the highest quality reusable bags available and to promoting awareness about the full impact of disposable bags. We believe in the power of consumer and corporate responsibility as a positive force in the world.
Our vision is of an America where customers have a choice of attractive and affordable bags to take with them everywhere. Contact us today to share in our vision and join the 1 Bag at a Time movement.
We are a member of 1% for the Planet. www.onepercentfortheplanet.org
Our commitment to corporate responsibility includes factory monitoring by the non-profit organization Verite. www.verite.org.”
For some, it can be hard to imagine a world without plastic – especially plastic bags.
The cons of using plastic bags are so overwhelming I don’t think I can think of any pros. They are a huge pollution problem, their lightweight design allows them to blow away easily. The fact that they are free gives them no value so people don’t think about how they dispose of them. They are made from petroleum, which could be used for fuel or energy. They don’t biodegrade, instead they breakdown and are mistaken for food and are often eaten by both land and marine animals which is fatal. They are found everywhere and many animals become fatally entangled.
They are not biodegradable, so they will persist pretty much forever, wherever they end up. Landfills if we are lucky, but because of their widespread use and their ability to fly away in the wind, they can be a big part of the trash along roads and fields. If they get into the water, they look like food and end up clogging the stomachs of a variety of animals, most famously sea turtles looking for jellyfish.
The recycling of plastic bags, while preferable to other disposal methods, is not cost-effective. Plastic bags have only existed for 25 years yet the billions that have been produced since then have caused immeasurable damage to the environment and to wildlife.
Thanks to 1 Bag at a Time, there is no more need for these DREADFUL plastic bags!!
Their bags are made from 100% polypropylene. PP is recyclable, non-toxic, allergy-free, and non-reactive to human skin. It is often used for food containers, toothbrushes, and surgical fabrics. The bag is designed to last up to 2 years of weekly usage. You can machine wash our bags in cold water (line dry). A quick wash of the bottom stiffener is all the cleaning it usually needs.
You can learn more about this company and code of ethics by visiting their Corporate Responsibility page. There is a lot of good information about the impact of disposable bags in the Problem section of their website. One the most surprising things people read is about paper bags and other biodegradable items, and this link will take you straight to it.
1 Bag at a Time sent me 2 of these SWEET Bags, and they are perfect for toting practically ANYTHING!! I love them so much, and use them all of the time!!
They are extremely sturdy, durable, and come in so many stylish colours!
The very kind and generous folks over at 1 Bag at a Time have offered to give one lucky CoolCanucks reader the chance to win two of these awesome bags as well!! SWEET prize!
*****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of people are not following the rules, and their entries are simply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you cannot follow my rules here, then your comments are simply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****
1)Head on over to 1 Bag at a Time and tell me something you have learned about this company!
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**Giveaway open to both Canada & US and expires on March 25th, 2010**
A HUGE Thank you to 1 Bag at a Time for hosting this great Giveaway!!
Congrats to #307!
March 25th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
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