DRY CLEAN DREAM – IMPORTANT PLEASE READ – AND I DON’T SAY THAT OFTEN
Stop a moment and think about something: how many times in your life have you ripped off one of those plastic dry cleaning bags, balled it up and thrown it in the trash? How many items do you pick up a week and each one is in its own little plastic house? Or even those times when….oops, your underwear ends up at the cleaners by mistake and they come back on a hanger with their own plastic bag over them!
How many do you think you might go through in a lifetime? Don’t bother trying to figure it out, the number is too big; the stats are staggering. “Each year, the government estimates that over three hundred million pounds (300,000,000) of single-use plastic dry cleaning bags wind up in America’s landfills and kill wildlife.”
Now there is a way to stop this and everyone can do their bit. Jane Wyler, a Californian I have known since our daughters were in school together, invented the Clothesnik, a reusable 100% cotton bag with a drawstring on the bottom and a zipper in front. You buy one or two of these, throw your clothes in and it to take to the cleaners, then when they ‘re cleaned they are returned to you in your Clothesnik bag. Can you imagine if you buy one today how many plastic bags you and your family will avoid for the rest of your lives? For $15.00 you can make a big difference.
Some nasty stats I took off Jane’s site Reusenik.
“1. The most ubiquitous consumer item on Earth, the lowly plastic bag is an environmental scourge like none other, sapping the life out of our oceans and thwarting our attempts to recycle it.
2. Only 1 percent of plastic bags are recycled worldwide — about 2 percent in the U.S.
3. 50 percent of all marine litter is some form of plastic. There are 46,000 pieces of plastic litter floating in every square mile of ocean.
4. Americans throw away over 100 BILLION plastic bags a year.
5. Plastic dry cleaning bags are made from polyethylene, a petroleum product and take as long as 500 years to degrade.”
So do me a favor, yourself a favor, the earth a favor, our kids and grandkids a favor, click on the link below and buy one of these. It’s in keeping with yesterday’s blog, IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
PS – There is an imposter out there; another company called Green Garmento. They ripped off Jane’s idea and made the bag out of recycled plastic. So not the right thing to do. So don’t go online and buy one of theirs. Click on the link below and buy one of Jane’s.
JANE WYLER AND HER REUSABLE DRY CLEANING BAG