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Nikki

Judy,
That was my first question after reading the suggestion on the mat. I would love an alternative to plastic garbage bags!

Karra

I'm with Judy. I understand purchasing an eco-mat when my current one give up the ghost. What is the downside of using an existing mat instead of purchasing a new one?

Judy

I don't understand the benefit of idea #2. Buying a new mat encourages more unnecessary consumption. Who gets your donated mat? Should they follow the same advice and buy a new one?

Barbara



What kind of bag do you use for your garbage? Do you buy plastic kitchen trash bags? or recycle paper ones from the store?

Deborah

Plastic bags are going to be a thing of the past sooner rather than later. China already has banned them and various states as well as local shops are looking at alternatives to plastic bags. Saying no to plastic can make a difference.

annie

Greetings Like Mona many trips back to the car to get my cloth bags and yes it does matter both of my children also use reuseable cloth bags lessons learned by watching me We say NO Plastic No Paper No Thank You

Mona

Greetings, and thank you. A simple way ALL of us can contribute is by NOT using a bag everytime we purchase something, better yet, using cloth bags, over and over again. I keep a few in my car, and yes a lot of times I forget to take one in the store with me, so I walk back out to my car, after doing this a few times, you get use to taking that bag with you.
Next time you purchase something, stop and think, do I really need a bag? And, lets start teaching this to our children.

surjeet dhanji

oh I fully agree, let us get back to basics again, enough of this fast plastic life!

Cynthia

To be really green it is about less consumption. So replacing your PVC mat with a eco-friendy mat is consumming more which means more manufaturing which means more pollution. So, just keep the mat you already have. Also, the greenest yoga clothing you could possibly buy is used clothing at a thrift store or a hand-me-down from a friend. Once again, even if it is organic cotton it still needs to be manufactured, which means more pollution. Green yoga means thinking about consumption and the big picture not just about consumming new green products.

This was a short limited article, I would like to see more.

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