Whenever the new ziploc evolve ad comes up on TV, I get agitated. Calling a non-biodegradable product eco friendly makes no sense. The ad claims that the product is being manufactured using 25% less plastic (ah!), and mentions that it manufacturing process makes use of wind energy (sic). Really? How can a plastic product, which will eventually be landfill, be eco-friendly by any means? I am sick and tired of living among ostriches. I remember, once when I forwarded an article about quilted toilet paper, one of the educated members of the family lashed back saying – “it was for people to decide as to what they do with their ass!”. Great. Green choices are a necessity now and no longer a matter of choice. Huh! no point trying to make people see sense. Conglomerates will keep filling their coffers at the cost of the general population getting sold by the idea of what they say is right. Parallely, activists will be on their quest for a greener earth. All will co-exist in a weird harmony.
I read about this Green Bag Lady on another blog I follow : “Less Plastic More Life”. Was glad to see another person truly committed to living green. Though I have tried advocating green living since I was 17, I ended up with severe depression and a nervous breakdown. I felt I failed as a green crusader. Apart from my mother and my husband, no one else has understood what I was trying to convey. I am not sure what led to my failure in leading people to think; Lack of effective communication skills or a social standing. I have lost hope for ever being a fruitful contributor to the “Green Revolution” . I wish I could do more, and yes I want to do more!
Read through this blog: Green Bag Lady
To be honest, I am jealous that someone could actually reach out to a wider, intelligent audience and I could not. But all said and done, even if one person starts to give green living a thought, I am happy.