时尚和环保


我上报了!
嘿嘿!

昨天的早报副刊写了关于环保的文章,而我提供的就是自己的环保袋。这些都是我从南非带回来的。我在那儿呆了两个星期,难免需要买一些日常用品和食物。那里的超市提供的塑胶带都要付钱,虽然收费不高,但是目的就是要环保。既然当地的人都自备环保袋,我这个游客也应该入乡随俗,所以就买了好几个,想想回来还可以用。回来之后,这里也开始掀起环保热潮,超市也开始推出自己的环保袋,所以也没有什么新奇的。不过我还是喜欢我的环保袋,因为颜色鲜艳,款式简单。照片里那个绿色的,可以装冰冻食物的,真的很方便。

Anya Hindmarch launched her own environmental friendly shopping bag “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” which got snapped up the moment it was launched. People didn’t mind being put on waiting list or paying above the market price just to get their hands on this bag. It is heart-warming to know so many people are supportive of this cause, but I can’t help but wonder if fashion pursuit is part of the reason for this enthusiasm.

Hmm, that spun off an idea! What if there was a “Design Your Own Bag” contest? Every participant has a plain white cotton bag where they can exercise their creativity, and the winning entries will be displayed at this “Save The Earth” roadshow (if there is going to be one). Otherwise, they can tie in with magazines to raise awareness too. Maybe put them up for exhibition, or auction or as contest prizes? And if the designs are not too difficult to replicate, perhaps it can even go into mass production.

I’ve seen t-shirts designed by famous people, canvas shoes painted by tertiary students, why not environmentally friendly bags too? Maybe if using these bags actually become fashionable, people might be more willing to carry them around.

Hmm…food for thought! 🙂

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