Wednesday, April 23, 2008


This isn’t what I was going to write about today but after going to Super Target this morning I had to share my latest reusable grocery bag episode. I try to do my part to reuse and recycle so I bought these eco-friendly bags at the grocery store and have been using them for a couple of months now and I love them! I’m sure you’ve noticed them where you live. It always seems that when I shop at Target I get a not-so-nice greeting from the checker because I have these bags. So finally today, I got up the nerve to say “You guys really don’t like these reusable bags, do you?” And the gal said “Well they do kind of slow us down.” I have found that they welcome these bags at the grocery store and in fact give you a small refund for doing so. Don’t get me wrong, I love Target and spend loads of money there, I guess they just aren’t reusable bag friendly! My point here is to encourage you to use those reusable bags even if they slow the checker down! The benefits definitely outweigh the inconvenience! Here is some information I found on the web:
One bag is designed to:
- replace 2 paper bags or up to 4 plastic bags each time it is used.
- be used weekly for two years or more.
- replace up to 416 plastic bags over its entire lifetime.

That’s a lot of plastic we can replace just by using 1 “green bag” every time we shop. Imagine if we all do this with 4 or 6 bags for our entire grocery order. So in honor of Earth Day (sorry I’m a little late) say Reuse instead or Paper or Plastic! Oh, and, don’t forget to take them with you. They won’t do any good sitting in the back of your car! Hey, not that I haven’t done it!

1 comment:

  1. And if you're looking to do something with those plastic bags cluttering up your house... make plarn out of them!


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