Day 327: Compressed Trash into Waste Basket
I pressed down the trash in the waste basket since I’m reusing plastic bags to line them.
This helps to eliminate most of the air that’s in the basket and allows for more trash to be put into the bag.
In a landfill, plastic bags take up to 1,000 years to degrade. As litter, they breakdown into tiny bits, contaminating our soil and water.
Also, when retailers give away free bags, their costs are passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices.Get this and more facts about the real costs of free plastic bags from ReusableBags.com.