As the green movement gains further momentum, the majority of people are switching to reusable eco-bags in place of the traditional plastic grocery bags. Even top designers are giving away free eco-bags in order to jump on the free-publicity bandwagon (just type eco-bag into your search box).
Unfortunately though, things are getting out of control. This eco-bag trend is reducing plastic bag clutter, only to replace it with eco-bag clutter. On average, and this is just an estimate, most households now probably have over a dozen eco-bags that have been collected over the past year or two. The problem is, the pile keeps on growing, yet there is only so much grocery-shopping households can do.
So, as much as it is great to reduce the amount of plastic bags going into our landfills, eco-bags are cluttering household drawers and closets. One could argue that instead of cluttering the landfills, eco-bags are simply spreading the clutter around into homes.
Here is a great trend idea: An eco-bag organizer of some sort!
Eco-Bag Overload – Landfills Are Being Cluttered With Fashionably Green Alternatives
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19 Eco-Friendly Bags
Reusable Eco Statement Bags
Totes From Car Brochures
Eco-Friendly Shopping Totes