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posted: 12/9/2013 5:00 AM

Consider environment while holiday shopping

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The holiday season means lots of shopping. Please consider using reusable shopping bags while you shop.

The city of Chicago alone uses over 2,000 plastic shopping bags a minute. Worldwide we use 1 million plastic bags a minute.

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Non-renewable resources are used to make these single-use disposable bags and the litter is not only an eyesore, but a danger to animals.

I bet you pass a bag or two either hanging in a tree or on the side of the road every day.

Small steps can make a difference. Please be the change in our throw-away world and bring your own bag.

Abby Goldberg

Grayslake

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