Learn to Conserve with ConservingNow.com (Review)

I have this problem, and I often feel guilty about it.  Some of you may be able to empathize.  I understand that plastic grocery bags create a ton of unnecessary waste and that their current widespread use is dangerous to the environment.  Despite this, 8 times out of 10 I walk out the door without remembering to grab my reusable grocery bags.  The one time I do remember to put the bags in the car I forget to take them out of the car and into the store!  (Sometimes I think there is something diagnosably wrong with me.)
Thankfully, there is a wonderful site designed to help us all with this problem.  ConservingNow.com is the brainchild of mother-daughter team Meghan and Gayle.  ConservingNow.com was designed to motivate and help us all kick the plastic bag habit.  Sometimes we can rationalize to ourselves that using and tossing plastic bags is no big deal but ConservingNow.com has some statistics that may make you rethink that.
  • On average we only recycle one plastic bag in every 200 we use.
  • Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That comes out to over one million per minute. Billions end up as litter each year.
  • Windblown plastic bags are so prevalent in Africa that a cottage industry has sprung up harvesting bags and using them to weave hats, and even bags. According to the BBC, one group alone harvests 30,000 per month.
  • According to David Barnes, a marine scientist with the British Antarctic Survey, plastic bags have gone “from being rare in the late 80s and early 90s to being almost everywhere.” Plastic bags have been found floating north of the Arctic Circle near Spitzbergen, and as far south as the Falkland Islands. Source: British Antarctic Survey
  • Plastic bags are among the 12 items of debris most often found in coastal cleanups, according to the nonprofit Center for Marine Conservation.
ConservingNow.com is dedicated to helping us change these statistics. At ConservingNow.com you can learn steps and tips to reduce our own plastic bag consumption, you can find resources for teaching your family.  There are even tips and resources to help teachers and educators implement a conservation lessons into their curricula.  People like you and me can donate money to help provide a school classroom kit to help promote greater environmental awareness and conservation.
ConservingNow.com Free Car Window Static Cling Reminder
Click the icon to get your free window reminder!
This is the Envirosax bag I got.  So stylish!
Well, back to my dilemma of always forgetting my reusable bags.  ConservingNow.com is so dedicate to helping us kick our disposable habit that they are providing a free “Bring Your Own Bag” window cling to anyone who wants one.  The idea is that you place this on your car window and this will, and everytime you go to the grocery store you’ll see this and be reminded to grab your reusable bags.
ConservingNow.com also has a wonderful selection of reusable bags available for purchase.  They sent me an Envirosax bag for review and I LOVE it!  It was much larger than I expected.  In fact, when I went to the grocery store yesterday the cashier fit all my groceries into that one bag (probably would have been 3 plastic grocery bags).  That was pretty cool. The Envirosax bag is awesome because when rolled up it is small enough to keep in your purse!  Because of their size the Envirosax bag is very versatile.  I planning on getting more and using one for our beach/swim bag this summer.  ConservingNow also has their own line of of reusable cotton tote bags.
 Check it out!
Visit ConservingNow.com to learn tips on how you and your family can conserve more and while you are there shop for some reusable bags!

 

Disclosure: I was provided with an Envirosax bag at no charge in order to provide and accurate and honest review of the product.  The opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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  1. allboymama says:

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  13. I am sad! I learned that 4 out of 5 bags are plastic and only used for 12 minutes! :( I NEED some of these! (Thanks for the window cling link too….)

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  16. I learned it can take 40 to 1000 years for a plastic bag to break down.
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  23. scriswell says:

    In the post I didn't see that they have "NEWLY ADDED: 5-in-1 Pouches! A great way of buying all 5 bags in a series at once!" which would be an awesome gift and especially eco-friendly.
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  29. sarashley says:

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  30. I learned that a group in Africa collect and reuse bags to weave other bags

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  33. the site has Detailed Information for schools and Parent Teacher organizations that want to host eco-awareness days in their community.

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  47. Sarah Hull says:

    I follow via GFC and I learned that it can take from 40 – 1000 years for a plastic bag to break down. Yikes!!!

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  52. Rebecca O says:

    I learned about the 4 easy steps for the campaign to Reduce Plastic Bag Use.
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  54. I gfc

  55. At ConservingNow, we are focused on real changes that we can make easily in our daily lives. That's why we're beginning with reducing plastic bag usage

  56. 1grown2togo says:

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    I learned that an average family accumulates 60 plastic bags in only 4 trips to the grocery store.

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  57. 1grown2togo says:

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  63. schkinner says:

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  68. GFC blog follower
    I really like the Envirosax for Kids and the ConservingNow Classroom Education Kit would be a wonderful project for my son's classroom.
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  69. I am a gfc follower (newbie)
    I learned about the conservingnow classroom education kit for students. I think that its amazing, and something that would teach children the value of being green. I too, TRY to remember to take my bags into the grocery store. So, since I forget a lot, I ordered the free static cling for my car window! =)
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  70. Following Conservingnow on twitter

  71. Following you on twitter, @steph4575, and I tweeted the giveaway.

  72. I follow via GFC and learned that because plastic bags don't decompose well, their toxic elements seep into our soils, lakes, rivers, and oceans. They harm land, air, and sea creatures. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

  73. I learned they have a 4 step plan to fixing the environmental problems.
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  74. Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... says:

    I follow and learned they accept returns less shipping and handling!
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  75. Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... says:

    I subscribe!
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  76. i follow, i learned it can take a thousand years for a plastic bag to break down!
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  79. i like conserving now on facebook-Mandy A. #1
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  80. i like conserving now on facebook- Mandy A. #2
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  81. i follow conserving now on twitter @jeffandmandy
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  82. Chisum Crew says:

    I follow (happi shopr) and did not know that nearly 90% of the debris in our oceans is plastic. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  83. mommymilestones says:

    following you from MBC! 4 out 5 bags are plastic- I believe it. Reusable ones are so much easier though! Hope you can return the follow- http://prettylittleproducts.com/

  84. I'm a GFC follower :)
    It can take 400-1000 years for plastic bags to break down!

  85. Sponsors can help provide an educational kit to the classroom!

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  91. susansmoaks says:

    i am a follower and i learned that they have free shipping for anything over $25
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  92. I am a gfc follower and I learned that you can write to their Reno, NV office.
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  93. email subscriber
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  94. I follow via GFC. I learned it takes 40 to 1000 years for a plastic bag to break down. garrettsambo@aol.com

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