Why Use Reusable Grocery Bags

Tim Mielcarek, Photojournalist

After working at a Grocery Store for almost a year, I have seen how much plastic gets wasted everyday. I have seen a large number of people needing to use plastic bags for their groceries. This has a negative effect on the environment as it is one of many factors for climate change. When plastic bags get thrown away they are not able to fully break down. These bags instead just become micro plastics which absorb toxins.  This then goes on to add pollution to the environment. These bags have also become a threat to sea life, killing animals who ingest the plastic. Many grocery stores sell durable grocery bags that can be reused. People using their own bags when grocery shopping would significantly help better shape our environments future by reducing the effects of climate change.