When given the choice I always say paper. I read that it takes more energy to produce them than the plastic. But the plastic has now been recycled so many times and is so thin it tears apart before you even get home with it. When it comes to the grocery bags, before you can even get to the car sometimes. Besides, the plastic ones just irritate the heck out of me. They seem to be a blight on our landscape. They are blowing around and stuck in trees everywhere. I don't think I've ever seen a paper one hanging from trees or blowing down the street. You can at least use the paper ones quite a few times, and then still cut them up and paint on them if you wish! Truth is, it takes an incredible amount of energy to produce both kinds, and both are bad for the environment. So what are we to do?
Most times I carry my own canvas bags with me, but there are times I'd like a paper bag from a particular store. Yesterday that was the case, with all three places I went. I really love paper bags.. Kraft brown is one of my favorite colors anyhow.
Sunday shopping with the hubster. It was his birthday, so I took him to Denny's for his free Grand Slam. I think it's one of the few places that still gives you breakfast on your birthday. It's kind of a kick...and about the only time of year we actually eat at Denny's. Then we went a few places we hadn't been in awhile. Central Mkt, Anthropologie, Big Red Sun. Just strolling, mostly.
Here's what came in the bags we brought home.
Bowl of succulents, they need dappled sun and not much water.
In the afternoon, the Birthday Boy went golfing. I read the new Mags and took a long nap. A Perfectly Fine Sunday.