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Colombia is way ahead of the game with this one. I read the news that Kroger grocery stores in the U.S.A. are phasing out plastic bags. Stores in this South American country stopped using plastic a long time ago. Instead they sell to customers reusable bags. And in true advertising fashion put the name of their company on it. However, interesting is that if you forget to bring your reusable and do not want to shuck the bucks for another one, they will sell you a plastic bag (same one they use to give for free). Now that they are saving money on bags and packers I have not seen a decrease in any prices. Seems that prices have gone up as the stores advertise how environmental friendly they are being.
A couple months back we wrote about Colombian culture through the eyes of Colombians. I have lived in Colombia so long now that my mind forgets some of my American culture traits that I had to push back in order to survive in this Latin American country. Americans have many very good and positive cultural traits. However as pointed out in a blog titled, "Raped, Robbed and Screwed Over in Colombia," Erin over at the Open Minded Traveler blog lists a few things were the friendly American cultural can be taken advantage of by the Colombian culture.