Thursday, 20 December 2007

Paper or Plastic? Pledge to Say, "No Thanks!"‏

What's your answer to "paper or plastic?" How about, "No thanks!"
If every American consumer brought their own reusable bags when shopping, we'll cut more than a billion pounds of CO2 this month - that's the equivalent of taking 1.3 million cars off the road!
Pledge to "Bring Your Own Bag" this month and make a big impact with a simple action!
When you bring you own reusable bag to the store, you:
Save wildlife: Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles, birds, whales, and other marine mammals die every year from eating plastic bags mistaken for food.
Save trees: It takes 14 million trees to make all of the paper bags the U.S. uses in one year.
Reduce waste: An estimated 4 billion plastic bags end up as litter each year globally - enough to circle the earth 63 times tied end to end!
Reduce our dependence on oil: About 12 million barrels of oil are required to make the 100 billion plastic shopping bags used in the U.S. each year.
Pledge today to "Bring Your Own Bag" and pass the word along. You could win a $5000 Live, Learn, and Experience Climate Change Prize from Brighter Planet, which includes a commuter bike and a trip for two to gorgeous (but rapidly melting) Glacier National Park, or one of 27 other great prizes.
Thanks for making a difference today!