Ban the plastic bag
There is petition in NYC right now to bag the plastic bag. I am all for it. You can sign the petition here
When we lived in Paris for the summer, plastic bags were not available. Everyone carried their own bags. Environmentally it makes a huge amount of sense. It is a no-brainer and doesn't take a lot to change our habits.
Here is some information from the Change.org site:
Plastic bags cause damage to ocean marine life, street litter, and carbon emissions in their manufacture and shipping.
As Americans we use 102 billion grocery bags a year. They're a product with a useful life measured in hours and a waste life measured in centuries.
The debris that marine life consumes or that entangles them could well be a plastic shopping bag. Maybe one of ours. Maybe one of yours.
Take a moment to think about that. You'll never look at a one-use plastic bag from the grocery store the same way again.
By banning the bag, New York City can send a powerful signal that this great city can be an environmental leader.