Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Earth Day 2015



The Waco Friends of Peace will celebrate Earth Day 2015 with distribution of FREE reusable shopping bags at the Downtown Farmers Market in Waco on Saturday, April 18th.  The organization will provide the large grocery-type bags from 9 am until 1 pm at the Market, 400 S. University Parks Drive.  The bags are embossed with the message: COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE—AVOID PLASTIC.  The use of reusable bags instead of plastic shopping bags helps combat climate change by eliminating the consumption of fossil fuels required in raw materials for the bags, and the energy required to produce and ship the bags.

Only a small percentage of plastic bags undergoes recycling.  In addition, use of reusable bags avoids local plastic litter, and decreases the massive plastic contamination of the oceans, which has created plastic islands, and causes the deaths of many fish, marine mammals, and birds. 



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3 comments:

  1. When you can convince the general public to wash their filthy hands after using the public restrooms then and only then will I believe that the reusable cloth bags are a good idea. What makes anyone think with toilets habits demonstrated that anyone of the same mentality would ever wash those bags? All it'd take is a good hot day in car and fresh cut raw meat to brew up a good batch of botulism & E-coli virus. And remember the juvenile toilet habits? With those bags now everywhere we shop what would the likelihood of hepatitis seeing a public comeback?

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    1. Alan Northcutt7/14/2015 03:00:00 PM

      1)each person supplies their own bag, so you as a shopper would not be using the same bags as others.
      2)if individuals did not wash their bags, any transmission of germs could only occur through the hands of cashiers who handle the bags.
      but such transmission may occur now as people handle grocery items that are also handled by cashiers.
      3)if this was a real problem, there should have been some documented disease outbreaks by now from the multiple
      cities who use reusable bags. I am not aware of such outbreaks.

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    2. Alan Northcutt7/14/2015 03:09:00 PM

      1)each person supplies their own bag, so you as a shopper would not be using the same bags as others.
      2)if individuals did not wash their bags, any transmission of germs could only occur through the hands of cashiers who handle the bags.
      but such transmission may occur now as people handle grocery items that are also handled by cashiers.
      3)if this was a real problem, there should have been some documented disease outbreaks by now from the multiple
      cities who use reusable bags. I am not aware of such outbreaks.

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