As a fundraiser for Maiya's preschool, we are selling reusable bags with a unique wide bottom, bit enough to hold 30-35 pounds, or 2 gallons of milk. In the US, we use 100 billion plastic bags a year, and less than 1% are recycled. And paper bags require 4 times as much energy to produce than plastic.
The preschool has been raising money for several years to purchase a play structure and proceeds will help to purchase a shade cover for the new play structure. These bags will be on sale for the next 2 weeks. If you buy one of these bags, which say "Go Green with Nishi Center," then you can carry it knowing that you are helping the environment and giving the kids a comfortable play environment, which is critical to early childhood development and learning.
So, say "no" to paper or plastic bags next time you go to the store. The reusable bags are only $3 each. How many bags would you like to buy?