Reusable Bags vs. Plastic Bags
The EPA says that somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year.
Plastic bags photodegrade: they break down into toxic petro-polymers that travel everwhere, contaminating our soil and water and entering the food chain with catastrophic results.
Many countries have already banned the use of plastic bags, and San Francisco became the first U.S. city to do so in the U.S.
Plastic bags are made from oil. China will save 37 million barrels of oil each year due to their ban of free plastic bags.
See the PDF presentation for more detailed information and photos.
Where to Buy Reusable Bags
Plastic shopping bags from any store can be recycled at Homeland and Wal-Mart grocery stores, just be sure to empty them. All stores will allow you to bring in your own bag for shopping. Throw several in your car so you have them with you all the time!
Native Roots Market 310-6300 Lightweight cloth bags: $3; Cloth bags with logo: $8 (7/16/2008)
The Earth Natural Foods 364-3551 Reusable Brown to Earth bags $4 (7/16/2008)
Wal-Mart West 329-4000 Reusable cloth bags, black, $1 Register 29 (7/16/2008)
Wal-Mart East 579-5203 Reusable cloth bags, black, $1 Register 15 (7/16/2008)
Target 253-3003 Reusable cloth bags, two kinds both red, $1 or $2; some are in produce section near front door and some are over by purses (7/16/2008)
Homeland Alameda 447-4730 No bags for sale. (7/16/2008)
Homeland Lindsey 321-7048 No bags for sale. Manager will check on rebate. (7/16/2008)
Homeland Robinson 321-1313 No bags for sale. (7/16/2008)
JCPenny in Sooner Mall 360-3100 Simply Green cotton bags beige with grass design $1.99 (9/9/2008)
Wrights IGA East 321-0701 Mesh bags available $1 Available at all registers. (7/16/2008)
Wrights IGA West 366-1244 Canvas bags available $1 Available at all register. (7/16/2008)
Walgreens Main 573-5019 Reusable cloth bags, in center of store, green, $.99 (7/16/2008)
Walgreens Alameda 329-2314 Reusable cloth bags, near cosmetics $.99, green and beige (7/16/2008)
Reusable Bags Online
http://www.browntoearthbagco.com/ The Brown To Earth Bag Company in Edmond, OK will custom print bags for your organization!
http://www.etsy.com/ search for "reusable bag"
Please e-mail your local reusable bag info to , especially if you have a source for locally-made cloth bags!