In the past on this blog, I’ve lauded the fact that I use canvas grocery bags. I may have claimed that I single-handedly saved the environment several times because of that.
It is true that I’ve used canvas grocery bags for many years. Not only are they good for the environment, but they also make it much easier to carry everything up from the car in one load.
However, I’ve encountered a problem. It started when one of my cats, Biddy, got diabetes, and he started peeing like it was his job. Apparently diabetics pee a lot.
Because of this, the amount of plastic bags for cat litter disposal has significantly increased. Previously, I’d use canvas bags while grocery shopping most of the time, and every few weeks I’d get plastic bags instead, and those plastic bags would take care of the litter for a few more weeks until I’d repeat the cycle.
Not anymore. Now I constantly need those precious plastic bags.
So…I’ve stopped using canvas bags. I’m destroying the environment, but I’m surrounded by a mountain of poop!
What should I do? Continue my attack on mother nature, or…well, I’m not sure what the alternative is, because I really don’t want that poop in my house. I’m sure there are plastic bags I could buy for this purpose, but is that any different than getting the plastic grocery bags for free?