Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Plastic Bags Suck

Each year the U.S uses 84 billion plastic bags, a significant portion of the 500 billion used worldwide. They are not biodegradable, and are making their way into our oceans, and subsequently, the food chain. Stronger, reusable bags are an inexpensive and readily available option.

Furoshiki is the eco-friendly wrapping cloth; originating from japanese culture where it promotes caring for the environment and reducing waste. Using techniques similar to origami, it can be used for gift wrapping, grocery shopping or simply as decor. Try Furoshiki wrapping using a large silk scarf or a beautiful square piece of vintage fabric. Reusable bags, such as furoshiki can help reduce the impact to our environment. Its versatility allows you to wrap almost anything regardless of its shape or size.

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