Wednesday, October 26, 2005

My green bag

This is my green bag. I had mentioned it quite some time back.I've been using it since August 2003. That's more than 2 years now. I am in Sydney for about 8-9 months or around 36 weeks a year. Each week, I go grocery shopping twice (at least). Assuming I need two plastic bags (the green bag is very big, equivalent to two plastic bags' capacity) each time I shop, that means I've saved 2 * (36 * 2 + 8) * 2 = 320 plastic bags up to the present point in time.

Now that's a record I am extremely proud of.

As you can see from the pic above, my green bag is well-used and a bit worn out. I fully intend to bring it back to Singapore with me next year.

Akan Datang: Calling home

156 days to go.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our NTUC and cold storage are actually SELLING their version of the green bags. Why can't they just give out a free one for every $50 or $100 spend? Or exchange 100 plastic bags for one green bag. I just don't understand. So much for wanting to be a greener city.

There are just so much plastic bags after every grocery shopping spree and i always have to fold them neatly before keeping them in a box.


Wed Oct 26, 10:45:00 am 2005  
Blogger Acey Deucey said...

Hello again, gingle_ale!

The green bags over here are actually not free too. When it was introduced, they cost AU$2 and I was one of the first to get one. *Grin*

The price has dropped since. I think they're now about AU$1 a piece.

And there has been considerable debate over here on how green these bags actually are, e.g.

My stance is, if we all make an effort to use the green bags, instead of buying them as some fashion statement or passing fad, we can all make a huge difference.

Wed Oct 26, 10:54:00 am 2005  

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