Some stores even give you a discount for bringing your own bags. Just ask!

Bag Lady: Reusable Grocery Bags

Next time the bagger at the grocery store asks “paper or plastic?”, say neither and pop out your reusable grocery totes. Heads may turn, but you’re not the one who has to feel guilty about deforestation or adding another plastic bag to the landfill. You can pick up reusable totes at almost any grocery store these days … so there really is no excuse. We love the reusable totes that have a wide base perfect for easily fitting milk cartons and the ones with wide straps that are super comfy on your shoulder. Plus, reusable totes are often more sturdy than paper or plastic. That means they hold more and you have less bags to carry! We also use the bags to fill with goodies to take on picnics, and to lug cardboard and heavy papers to the recycling center. So don’t rag on the bag lady … be one instead!

Written by Greenista Girl Shubhra

Photos by Corbis Image

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Plastic bags often end up in rivers, lakes, and oceans and are a huge hazard to marine life. The bags can be swallowed or wrapped around the necks or fins of animals. They also poison the waters around them as they leach chemicals into the water.

17 Responses to “Bag Lady: Reusable Grocery Bags”

  1. Dana says:

    i always keep a couple in my purse. my favorite are envirosax. cute designs and hold up well!

  2. Brianne says:

    Great idea Dana! I’ll have to check out that brand!

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    I have had my 5 set of envirosax bags for about 4 years now and they never leave my car! It was given to me as a gift and now you can find a nice selection of envirosax bags at http://www.ana-k.com

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