Garage Sale Environmentalist



While shopping at garage sales it is very easy to help save the environment.

Bring your own reusable canvas shopping bags to take home small item purchases. Or if buying lots of items keep a cardboard box in the car in which you can empty the bags from one garage sale to the next sale. Cardboard boxes can always be recycled by saving and using it for the next garage sale.

Plastic shopping bags take 20 to 1000 years to deteriorate and paper bags only 30 days in the open environment but neither will ever deteriorate in an airtight landfill.

Over 100,000 birds, whales, seals, turtles and other wildlife worldwide are killed by plastic garbage every year.

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
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