Energy Saving Tip by Arctic Fox: Shop with reusable shopping bags

 Shop with reusable shopping bags by arctic fox

TRANSPORTATION

Shop with reusable shopping bags

Non-compostable plastic bags can take centuries to decompose. Plastic shopping bags which escape the garbage collection process can end up in streams, which then lead them to end up in the open ocean. An estimated 300 million plastic bags end up in the ocean due to escaping the garbage. According to a research study, if a reusable shopping bag is used once per week, four or five reusable bags will replace 520 plastic bags a year.


CLIMATE CHANGE'S THREAT TO ARCTIC FOXES

Arctic fox is losing ground to the larger red fox. As their name suggests, Arctic foxes are specially adapted to thrive in the cold winters and thick snows of the far north. Where conditions are less extreme, however, this highly specialized species is generally out-competed by its cousin, the more adaptable red fox. As climate change takes its toll and the snow-line continues to recede further and further north, the range of the Arctic fox shrinks, too, giving way to the northward advance of the red fox.

source Defenders of Wildlife