Wednesday, December 12, 2007

reusable wrapping ideas

I love Apartment Therapy's suggestion that Christmas gifts be 'wrapped' in reusable shopping bags. Great! I've recently taken an inventory of my 'stuff' and my 'waste' and have been taking bolder steps to limit both in an attempt to live simply, walk lightly and lesson my ecological footprint. And you know what? It's fun and contagious! Part of the fun has been keeping rolled up reusable shopping bags in my purse. I had no idea it would feel so good to pull them out at the grocery store and use them instead of the disposable, plastic, oil-consuming, landfill-filling ones the store gives out. (Insert shopper peer pressure - it can also make the person behind you feel guilty and thus inspire them to purchase one of the reusable ones available at the till!)

3 comments:

annie b said...

nicely done! someone just sent me this link - the story of stuff... http://www.storyofstuff.com/index.html
it's worth a look, and inspired me to similarly take inventory of our stuff, our waste, our habits... and to make changes. it definitely require forethought to cut down on waste like shopping bags, so nice call on keeping them in your purse! i'm inspired.

jawcey said...

Thanks Annie! Someone just sent me that same link yesterday as well - it encapsulates 'stuff' so well.

Cakespy said...

What a great idea, but still nice-looking! I love it.

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