Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Check It. 'The Life of a Plastic Bag.'

Do you ever wonder what becomes of that plastic bag from the grocery store after it gets thrown away? Or even ... how it feels?

This video shows the life of a plastic bag after it's bitten the dust and moved into a landfill. Props to the person in the video who uses the bag nearly 87 times before tossing it, though. Most of my plastic bags only go through one or two uses before getting thrown away.

The personification of the bag (and spooky voice) in the video I find a bit unnerving, but it's definitely gotten me to think twice about leaving my reusable bags at home before heading out to the market.

-- Lauren Williams