Over 127 countries have banned or regulated single-use plastic bags around the world. But how much better are the reusable options? The answer is... it's complicated. From green bags to degradable bags, hessian bags to cotton totes — are these plastic bag alternatives any better? We need to consider how the bags are produced, how many times we will use it, and how you can dispose of it.* Watch the video below.
The solution for this mass problem starts with an awareness and the lessening of the impact of our choices on others and the world around us. Small decisions contribute to the mass problem. Don't think that your small contribution to a global problem is meaningless
Consider these for faithful living:
What's your "shepherd's bag" made of?
Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd’s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine."
*Source: ABC News In-depth
Catholic Pastoral Centre Staff and Guest Writers