The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
As a habit I carry re-useable bags for shopping. They’re useful for lots of other things too.
Last week, Scotland became the latest country to make a charge for plastic bags in shops.
The key reason for me to want to stop accepting bags is because they escape into the natural world and kill animals particularly sea life when they accidentally ingest them.
So many people feel that bags are an essential part of life.
It’s like an addiction.
One thing people often say is that bags are important to use as garbage bin liners and that this is a good option for shopping bags.
Here’s a simple suggestion to combat that idea. And I got it from my mum!
The bin is lined with a newspaper. No more worries about plastic at all. This is the bin for biodegradable kitchen waste so the paper will be helped along no bother!
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...