Today is Earth Day and I can't think of a better way to celebrate and honor the Earth than by making this the day that you finally kick your plastic bag habit to the curb.
Even in the eco-conscious town of Boulder, I see hundreds of plastic and paper bags being used every time I go to the grocery store. 99% of these bags will end up being used for less than a half hour and then wind up directly in the landfill. It's one of the most wasteful things you can witness, every plastic bag represents wasted resources (oil!), every paper bag, well, we all know where that comes from.
All it takes to solve this problem is to bring reusable bags with you to the store.
It's so unbelievably simple, sensible and easy.
But, old habits die hard and we've all grown accustomed to not needing to bring anything but our shopping list - the free, disposable bags for your groceries has always been part of what we know. It's amazing that it took us this long to realize how bad the problem is, we're using something for mere minutes that can take up to 1000 years to decompose.
When I've asked people why they don't use reusable bags I surprisingly find that most people already own some form of reusable bag at home or have owned one in the past. The two biggest reasons I hear for not having them at the store is that they forget them at home or no longer use them because they wore out and fell apart too easily.
Our Eco Totes are designed to eliminate all the excuses and make it as easy as possible for you to kick your plastic bag habit - immediately. They pack down small enough to travel anywhere with you and even include a key chain clip to attach to your bag, purse, etc. They're made with the same material as our hammocks which means they're stronger than anything else out there - you can pack as many groceries as you can fit and never worry about the bag breaking. They're washable, durable and they're designed to last.
To celebrate Earth Day, I'm offering an Eco Tote gift from us to you:
2.) Order any hammock on Earth Day and I will throw in a FREE Medium Eco Tote with your order. No need for you to do anything at all, just place your order today and the Eco Tote will be included in the package. It's my Earth Day gift to you, and of course I'll still plant a tree for every hammock purchased.
It's a lifestyle change, but it's one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to help the Earth. We can't undo the damage we've already done but I hope that we can remember Earth Day 2011 as the day we all began to make a difference.
Happy Earth Day.