There is no doubt that the global environment is in a fragile state. Every night on the news, there are stories about how the hurricane season getting longer and worse with every passing year. The polar ice caps are melting and the oceans are rising. Some island chains have already lost land to the rising waters.
The cause of our environmental problems is global warming, or to use a more appropriate term, climate change. Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, you can not deny that our climate is changing. Something is happening and we must act to arrest its effects before we throw the Earth, the only planet we have, into another global ice age.
One of the things we can do to help the environment is to change the way we shop for groceries. It is no longer good enough to choose paper over plastic. While the paper does degrade while plastic doesn't, paper comes from trees, and our consumption of paper is causing rapid deforestation worldwide. What, then, should we use to hold our groceries? reusable grocery shopping bags of course. Reusable tote bags are the wave of the future.
Many grocery stores have already started selling them, and a few do not use either paper or plastic bags any longer at all. Reusable grocery tote bags make the most of the reusability concept. We are moving away from being a society of disposers to one of the recyclers. Reusable grocery tote bags are simply an extension of this.