Save 5000 – A Global Experiment To Save 5000 Plastic Bags

SAVE THE DATE – Thursday, 8th October 2015 – WE SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS! 🙂
One of my previous posts, An Open Letter To Plastic, was well-received by fellow bloggers. I am so thankful to each one of you who took the time to read it and leave behind such supportive comments! It made me feel encouraged that I took the right step in putting forward an important ecological issue that has been bothering me since forever and one that I personally feel strongly about but haven’t made a dent in.

I would like to conduct a small global chain experiment called, Save 5000″. The aim of this experiment is to make a conscious decision to try and reduce our carbon footprints and save 5000 plastic bags globally on 8th October 2015 with a broader aim to make green living a conscious and continuous effort in our daily lifestyles.

The rules of the experiment are very simple:
1. Each person who is joining me in this experiment has to in turn tag 3 more people and so on and so forth, thus creating a chain event.
2. You will add this image to your sidebar which shows other bloggers that you are participating in this experiment. The image should be linked to this post so that visitors to your blog can participate as well if they wish.

3. On Thursday, 8th October 2015, you will carry with you reusable bags or plastic bags that you already possess and use them the entire day.
4. At the end of the day, you will comment on this post how many plastic bags you saved that day. For example, you may have carried 2 reusable bags but might have exceeded expectations and taken a third plastic bag from the grocer, in which case you saved 2 plastic bags. Or you may have carried 2 reusable bags but only used 1 of them, in which case you saved 1 plastic bag.
5. If you choose to write a blog post about this experiment, then you must link back to this post and tag your post Save5KPlasticBags so I can keep track.
6. If possible, please share it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and any other social media by using the hashtag #Save5KPlasticBags

1. This experiment is completely voluntary. If you have been tagged but do not wish to participate due to any reason, that’s totally fine, no pressure. 🙂
2. This experiment is completely flexible. Although the experiment is meant to be carried out on a single day, 8th October 2015, you can participate in it any number of times or on any day of October which is more suitable to you. The more times, the better. In that case, you could write a post at the end of October on how many plastic bags you ended up saving or share the total number here on this post.
3. Please do remember to link any mention of this experiment on your blogs to this post and tag your post Save5KPlasticBags for me to keep track.

While researching for this post, I found a similar project Plastic Bag Free Day which you can also refer to for much more information and facts and figures.

Once again, thank you all so much for the support and hope to see you at this little global event on 8th October 2015 ! Let’s save the world one plastic bag at a time! 🙂



8 thoughts on “Save 5000 – A Global Experiment To Save 5000 Plastic Bags

  1. Write This Down says:

    Austin did a city wide bag ban, I want to say two or three years ago. It was awkward at first, remembering bags (I didn’t remember half the time, but you just cart your stuff to the car and grab the bags from the house), but once it became a habit, I found it weird when I would go to another city and they would start bagging everything. I usually leave my bags in the car so that I don’t have to think about bringing them every time I leave the house.
    I know people at first might be weirded out by it, or initially snub the idea, but it really is great once you get used to it and now I find it weird when I get a plastic bag :).

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    • Thistles and Whistles says:

      Oh that’s a great step taken by the city! I’m so glad it encouraged everyone to give up plastic bags and adopt reusable ones. I am sure the city must be quite clean after this change took effect. I am so inspired by this story! Thank you for sharing! 😀

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