I live in Long Island, New York with my
husband and four beautiful children. I have worked in the brokerage business for over 25
years, and now I want to put my time and efforts into doing something good for
the future so my children can hopefully live a better, safer, cleaner life.
I started Doraís Bags one night while
watching the news. The story was
about the tremendous waste of plastic bags in the US and throughout the world.
Thatís when I said to myself, how many bags do I use when I go to the
grocery store? I never leave with less than 12 bags of groceries.
Now, if I am just one household in America, I thought, how many bags get
thrown out throughout the world each day? That
is when I said, I have to do something about this.
Think about it, whether you are going to the grocery store, the pharmacy,
the farm stand up the block, the shoe store, the clothing storeÖ. every store
uses plastic bags. I tried to think
of a store that didnít use plastic bags, and I couldnít think of one.
Thatís when I got scared. If
we could focus on one area TO START, what HUGE difference in the waste of these
plastic bags we could make! I
decided to start with supermarket plastic bags.
How many bags do you use in one shopping at the market?
How many times a
week do you go to the supermarket? How
much extra garbage do you make as ONE FAMILY which could be avoided if we just
re-use our shopping bags?
We usually know when we are going to the
supermarket. We look at the
circular, we grab our coupons; why not grab your bags?
It takes some getting used to, some conditioning, but I believe we can
change our behavior.
Doraís Bags are not the typical canvas
bags you are seeing in the stores today. My
bags are fashionable, stylish, STURDY and WASHABLE.
I hope you enjoy our bags. If
you have any comments or suggestions, please write.