Monday, June 16, 2008
Get Chic! Use Recycle Bags
I was still in a sweet siesta when I got a call from Candy, a fellow pencinta alam. The elation in her voice, told me right away she has a great new idea to share. Sheepishly I listened to the young mother, who carries with her cool-looking recycle bags every time she goes for groceries: "Today, a lady in pasar asked me where can she get these recycle bags. I was thinking that we can push for having "Go Veg, Go Green" printed on recycle bags to raise awareness!!! She has a daughter who goes to college, lugging around books in such bags. Just like my daughter, she loves taking them to school too, it's hip!"
And I was more impressed hearing that having recycle bags with fancy imprints is all the rage these days. Even an 10 yrs old thinks it's way cool. And I wonder why many adults are still unwilling or feeling shy to shop with recycle bags. Just the other day, someone told me that her maid is ashamed to carry one.
Candy continued, "I was caught by surprise having asked such question, and my mind went blank."
Well, I don't blame her as it is quite unusual for such question to be raised here in Malaysia. But what was more important was that it goes to show that there are people out there who are now paying more attention and are more receptive of recyclable items.
Candy was carrying Giant's recycle bag. They are sold for RM2.50 each in all Giant's and there are similar ones you can find in other hypermarkets. Some vege restaurants like New Giant Bowl in SS2 PJ, and gift shops sell them too. They are cheap and last a long time.
And yes, back to the question on promoting 'Go Green' by printing the slogan on recycle bags - it is an excellent idea. But even more brilliant if the mass media would join in the fight to curtail global warming by simply publishing short reminders like "Go Veg, Go Green - Save The Planet" everyday, on their media. To save our only Mother Earth, it's worthwhile. Wouldn't you think so?
Posted by pencinta alam at 8:31 PM