Using Single-use Bags is Worse Than Keeping Your 1994 Bowl Hair Cut

Posted by — February 19, 2010 12:04 am

So we all know the harms of single-use plastic bags. After the average American uses their 300-700 single-use bags per year they typically end up blowing into our Earth’s precious eco-systems. Once they’ve littered our rivers they float their way out to the ocean killing thousands of marine animals who mistake them for food – and you have to admit a floating plastic bag does look like a jellyfish. If this is all news to you, you need to learn the facts. Have some serious knowledge dropped on you about single-use bags and the pacific garbage patch at, learn the facts.

Recently, we’ve been collecting single-use bags that feature warnings (below).

Warning: To avoid danger of suffocation, keep this bag away from babies and children. Do not use in cribs, beds, carriages or playpens. This bag is not a toy. Discard bag and any other packing materials immediately after removing product. DO NOT REUSE THIS BAG. 

Now, don’t get me wrong. These warnings should definitely be printed because the dangers are serious – but perhaps a few more warnings should be included.



Warning: This bag will photodegrade into millions of tiny pieces and end up in the ocean’s food chain. Next time you eat your surf n’ turf think twice!

Warning: This bag will live under your kitchen sink. It will grow and spawn intimidating the friendly common household items that also live under the sink. Eventually you will have to deal with the situation.

Warning: Single-use bags were sooo two decades ago. Using them is worse than keeping your 1994 bowl hair cut.

Perhaps we should just ditch the single-use plastic bags all together. Get a ChicoBag™ brand reusable bag – Assured to be hazard free and safe for children.



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