Thursday, April 9, 2009

Going Green Reusable Bag Give Away

Over the years I have wondered about using plastic bags. I, myself have used them countless times. But I often wondered what happens to all these bags? You see them on the road sides, tops of trees, in our waterways, and I have even seen them in birds nests. So I began searching out about plastic bags and with my findings and wanting to make the world a better place, I switched to reusable bags. Reusable bags will last longer, are easy to carry, holds much more than the average plastic bag and you don't see reusable bags as litter on the side of the road. So why not use plastic bags? Here are just a few facts about plastic bags.
  • It's said that 380 billion bags are used alone in the United States each year.

  • Plastic bags do not biodegrade, they photodegrade. Meaning the sunlight breaks them down into smaller and smaller toxic pieces. (so what happens to those that are buried under mounds of other bags and never get light?)

  • It takes 12 million barrels of oil to make the plastic bags that the United States makes each year.

  • Many countries around the world have already banned the use of plastic bags. And many places in the United States are starting to put a tax on each plastic bag you use at the store.

  • Only 1 to 2% of the plastic bags in the United States are actually taken back to recycling centers or recycle boxes at local stores.
  • 1000's of marine animals die each year from eating plastic bags thinking they are food.

So in my effort to help those around me, I am offering our Green Bag Give Away! My desire with this give away is to make people aware of the world around them and to offer them a small way that they can make a contribution. I know this will not replace all the bags in the world, but I do know that with each of us, we can do a little each day and over time it will make a difference.

Going Green Reusable Bag Give-Away

Give away starts April 9 to April 30, 2009
With our Green Bag Give Away, If your name is chosen, you'll receive 6 reusable bags that you can use for grocery shopping, department store and more.

On May 1st, we will draw from all those who have entered and one lucky winner will receive our Green Bags. And winner will be announced here on our blog.

How to enter our contest:

For each thing you do, you will recieve one entry in our give away

1- Post a comment here on our blog why you would like to receive the Green Bags.

2- Follow our blog with RSS or Email - Then post here that you signed up

3- Blog about our give away on your blog with a link back. And then post here in our comments section with your blog url.

4- Follow us on Twitter - Then Tweet me "Green Bag Give Away"

5- Tweet about us on your Twitter and post here about your post. (Tweet URL: Green Bag Give-away! )

Join us on making the world a little better place and enter our Green Bag Give Away!
Patty Dooley


  1. I love this giveaway. Count me in! :)

  2. Great idea!! I love using the reusable bags! One thing is to always have them in the car and keep another batch by the door. We use them for everything and have even run out!! LOL Thanks again for the great contest!