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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Say G'day Saturday Linky Party ~ Going Green!

Welcome friends to this weekend's Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party @ NatashaInOz.com!

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This week I have been trying to find some more ideas for reusable cloth bags for my weekly shopping trips. I have been trying very hard to stop using plastic bags and have a few bags that I always use but they are starting to look a bit tired. My favourite bag is this cloth Cath Kidston bag which I use for small shopping trips. It folds up nicely and it looks pretty too!

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Why use cloth bags for shopping in the first place?





Well, here are my top 5 Reasons why we should all use re-useable bags for shopping!
  1. Plastic is the largest source of ocean litter. About 100,000 whales, seals, turtles and other marine animals are killed by plastic bags each year worldwide, according to Planet Ark, an international environmental group.
  2. A plastic shopping bag can take anywhere from 15 to 1000 years to decompose. In a compressed landfill, deprived of atmosphere to help them biodegrade, paper bags don't fare much better.
  3. Ireland, the first European country to impose a tax on them, has decreased plastic shopping bag consumption by 90% since 2002, reducing overall plastic bag usage by 1.08 billion. 
  4. According to the Wall Street Journal, only 1% of plastic bags are recycled world-wide; the rest are left to live on indefinitely in landfills.
  5. Reusable bags come in all sorts of stylish designs, making your shopping trips a little less routine and a lot more fun! (Source)


French Moroccan Market Basket Bag with Double Handle



Source: look.co.uk


H&M I Love Organic Canvas Tote, Spring/Summer 2011






This one is the perfect size for weekend shopping. $49.95 AU




Vintage Dress Form Tote Bag AU$25.00 vinyldesign.com.au
Vintage Dress Form Tote Bag AU$25.00 vinyldesign.com.au



Source: harrods.com 
Harrods Crowning Glory Canvas Bag £21.95




Bloomingdale's Iconic Storefront Canvas Tote AUD 33.50



Source: kikki-k.com
Foldable Tote Bag: Cute Balloon kikki-k.com AUD$12.95


Anya Hindmarch's Newspapers and Magazines tote selfridges.com
 Anya Hindmarch's Newspapers and Magazines tote selfridges.com


 French Tote Bag - Provence Olive Oil saveurdujour.com
French Tote Bag - Provence Olive Oil saveurdujour.com


Tour Of Paris Tote $1.50 forever21.com
Source: forever21.com
Tour Of Paris Tote $1.50 forever21.com


Who would have thought that being Green could also be so stylish and fashionable!

Over a lifetime, use of reusable bags by just one person would save over 22,000 plastic bags. Isn't that even enough incentive to make the change and go green when shopping? It's only a small thing to do but it can make such a big difference!

Now, since this post is all about being Green I thought I'd share one of the very first songs that I know of that is dedicated to looking after our environment.

Hey farmer, farmer,
Put away the DDT now;
Give me spots on my apples,
But leave me the birds and the bees—
Please!
Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone—
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot!




So, what have you been up to on your blogs this week? Have you posted any songs on your blog lately? I would love it if you could share your favourite posts at this weekend's

Say G'Day Saturday party!


You are welcome to link up craft projects, recipes, decorating ideas, gardening tips, Pinterest round up posts, blogging tutorials, instagram posts...
anything that you are proud of and want to share with your blogging friends from all around the world! 

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Natasha In Oz
Natasha In Oz




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Best wishes always,
Natasha In Oz 
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