Are you finished with your Christmas shopping for this year? If you said yes, are you sure? We’d like to suggest that there may be one more recipient you should add to your list: the earth. Does that sound odd? Let us explain.
We all know that global warming is quickly making our earth uninhabitable, and if we as a culture don’t do what we can to turn the tide, future generations will be hard pressed to live healthy, productive lives on the planet.
And that’s why we’re asking people everywhere to put the earth on their Christmas shopping list this year. How? By following the three suggestions below.
Revive its Oceans
Did you know that there is a plastic garbage dump the size of Texas floating in our oceans? It’s true, and the picture gets even worse when you hear statistics from experts that show over 80 percent of the world’s oceans are polluted by plastic. A lot of this plastic garbage is made up of disposable shopping bags that are typically discarded about 20 minutes after use. Help eliminate these bags by using reusable shopping bags—and give the earth cleaner oceans for Christmas.
Reduce Oil Production
Everyone knows that we rely on oil to live, but all that drilling takes a toll on the earth. And did you know that plastic shopping bags rely heavily on oil in order to manufacture them? It’s true, but if you make the switch to reusable shopping bags, you’ll give the earth some relief from all that pumping.
Make its Cities Prettier
There’s nothing more unsightly than plastic bags hanging from tree branches or clogging up sewer drains in the city. But that’s what happens to a good portion of the disposable plastic bags that are thrown away. That’s because these bags are incredibly expensive to recycle, so many of them end up on streets and in our sewer drains. But if you make the switch to reusable shopping bags, there will be fewer plastic bags make the earth earth—and that’s about the gift you could give it, isn’t it?
Don’t forget to add the earth to your Christmas shopping list. Then make the switch to reusable shopping bags and give the earth the gifts of clean oceans, less oil drilling, and a prettier landscape.