Yesterday, Toronto’s City Council shocked Canadians and itself when they voted to ban the use of disposable plastic bags. As Torontonians prepare to make this change, Well.ca has some suggestions for plastic bag alternatives when plastic bags are no longer available.
What to do with doggie doo?
One of the chief uses of plastic grocery bags was to pick up after our furry best friends. Fortunately, there are alternatives to help you keep our parks clean. BioBag Dog Waste Bags do the trick nicely and have the added bonus of being 100% biodegradable. For added convenience we also carry the Bags on Board Dispensers which attaches directly to your pooch’s leash – ensuring you always have bags on you. We also carry a lot of awesome refill options.
Lining up for liners:
Another small convenience was to use left over bags to line waste paper baskets, garbage cans and compost bins. Seventh Generation Recycled Tall Kitchen Trash Bags are made from recycled plastic are great to use in garbage cans throughout the house. BioBag Food Waste Kitchen Bags is a great option for kitchen waste and composting. By sorting our waste wisely we can avoid using bags in some bins altogether.
Paper bag lunches are still OK, but for those who had plastic bags on hand for the occasional lunch, we have reusable solutions for you! Kushies On-the-Go Snack Bags come in a big variety of colours and sizes, and are great for toting around. The adorably cute Skip Hop Lunchies Insulated Lunch Bags are sure to thrill any young one at lunch time. Skip Hop Zoo also does backpacks!