A useful ban: plastic bags

This is via Louie Crew, and it seems so self-evident that it makes me wonder why plastic bags are even legal for most of the things for which we use them. Watch this slideshow on plastic bags. It’s much more interesting than it sounds!

Working to stop the widespread use of plastic bags is something that could be actually be good for a church community. It creates visibility in the wider community for taking a moral stand. It’s fairly non-controversial. It resonates with the values many people share. Actions like these are likely to appeal to younger members. By doing this, we live out our baptismal promises to work for justice — and we care for the earth. In short, there’s no downside and many upsides.

(Note to cranks: I’m not suggesting that banning plastic bags is the Gospel. I’m suggesting it as one tangible way to live out the Gospel.)

Image from Tidy Northern Ireland.

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3 Responses

  1. The above came to me from one of our canons. Excellent find and welcome rationale! I’d like to use the 2d paragraph as an attachment in our procedure on disposables, if you don’t mind?

  2. Scott Gunn says:

    David, you’re welcome to freely use any or all what I write on 7WD. All I ask is that you say where it came from. Good luck on cutting down on waste!


  3. Ann says:

    Here are directions to make your own grocery bags — they easily hold 2 gallons of milk or whatever. The Cathedral in Laramie makes them and sells them to raise funds for their projects – also carries a drawing of the Cathedral on one side.

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