An email from Kuwait. . .

Hi! My name is Sasha Werner. I'm an Oregonian, currently living in Kuwait, and ran across your blog. I just want to say what an awesome thing it is you are doing!!!!! I lived in Germany for the past 2 1/2 years, and got into the habit of using cloth bags at the stores. I collected SO many, and was glad that I brought some over here!( the others are in my storage, waiting to be sent back home to Oregon!) I will honestly NEVER go back! I'm looking at different kinds of cloth veggie bags now, to eliminate even more plastic at the grocery. It's amazing what fabulous things you can find online! :) Kuwait is a beautiful country, but SO wasteful! You couldn't even imagine how many plastic bags you'll see a day, floating on the breeze. It's very sad! So, I finally got tired of the wastefulness, said I don't CARE what people here think, I'm taking my cloth bags to the grocery store. The bagger was VERY confused at first (he tried to put them in a plastic bag!) but I felt SO much better for doing it! It's people like you who are going to help make this world a better place, even if it's bit by bit, or bag by bag! :) I also love that you have great tips for helping out the environment on your blog! So thank you for what you're doing, keep up the good work! I appreciate that you're helping make the world a better place for my kids, and all of our future generations! You're a wonderful person! Sasha Lynn

2 comments:

edenni1 said...

there are people in africa who make woven material from the plastic bags they find "on the breeze" --
then they make bags and things. Here's a few links to info about it, I'm trying to find a place to buy them in US. The textile is really beautiful, the crocheted version is less so.

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3231/context/archive


And there are lots of other ways to reuse the discarded ones. Have you seen Target's Retote idea?

Thank you BagLady for your tireless efforts to help our planet !!

Teresa Van Hatten-Granath said...

That is really cool! I love the idea of women w/o jobs earning a living by recycling the ugly into something lovely.

Thank you for your comments!

Teresa