Bringing your own bag to the market reduces waste than ends up in landfills and oceans.
Take out the trash
We hate thinking about the future of plastic. Using and chucking disposable cups and plastic bags can add up to nearly 700 pieces of plastic a year per person. Most of it ends up in landfills, but quite a bit of it flows through storm drains and out into our oceans. So much so in fact, that there is a garbage patch the size of Texas floating in the North Pacific.
By reducing your share of the plastic pie, you might keep plastics from becoming a popular breakfast for sea birds and other marine creatures.