Last few days I have been seeing that almost everybody carries a plastic covers as part of their luggage.. you see students carrying their notebooks, job aspirants carrying their marksheets and certificates, office goers carrying their lunch and tiffin boxes and in hospitals almost all carry medical reports in a plastic bag. Just wondering is there an alternative to this plastic bag culture.
I remember the old days when people used to carry "yellow bags" for carrying these things. Yellow bags were used for taking it to the market to buy vegetables, near by shops for provisions, officer-goers carried files in them and students carried their books to the school. It was pollution free, re-usable and long lasting. Somehow, we have lost the interest in keeping these yellow bags and moved towards more convenient plastic bags.
I always try to avoid taking plastic bags from the petty shop-keepers when you I buy things like biscuits or snacks. I say no and it is my token contribution towards avoiding plastic. I think I should also carry my own bags to super markets when we go to buy monthly provisions. Small steps at our level and can cumulatively make a big difference. What do you say??