- CAPE COD
CHRONICLE RECYCLING COLUMN
One rainy day Margaret, a local earth friendly
resident of South Chatham, decided it was time for her annual
"clean sweep." Things started out the same as
all the years before, but this time it took a ghastly turn when
she entered her kitchen. Oozing out of the side of her
refrigerator were hundreds of those horrifying plastic grocery
bags. Margaret had been stuffing them between the wall
and the refrigerator for the entire year and had managed to collect
more than the space would allow. She frantically started
to pull them out, handfuls at a time, hundreds of them!
Margaret hung her head in shame at what she had allowed to happen.
"What a waste!" she exclaimed. Her poor behavior
weighed heavily on her conscience, for she had always tried to
live a green lifestyle. Margaret knew a change needed to
be made for her conscience and for the environment.
The following year during Margaret's annual "clean sweep,"
there were no plastic bags to be found. Margaret had graduated
to reusable canvas bags for all her shopping needs!
So the next
time you hear those 3 dreadful words "paper or plastic,"
say: "Neither, thanks. I use canvas!"
DO still have plastic grocery bags, be sure to recycle them at
your local super market.
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