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Some GREAT reasons to skip using plastic bags...


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I always carry one of these with me (in baby blue) - it folds up so small - i love it! They are only $5 at The Container Store but everywhere I look now they sell stuff like this....

 

The Container Store > Shop Travel > Totes & Briefcases > Small Nylon Shopping Bag

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Wow, that's alot of info. I was just telling Matt at dinner the other night that I would like to make an effort to start living a little more "green". The thread started by Amy a few weeks ago, made me realize how little I really do and how just doing a little something would have an effect. Thanks for posting Alyssa.

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I use reusable bags at whole foods & trader joes because they make it so easy. I feel like my target isn't as equiped for reusable bags, but I'm going to start using them anyway. I'll help them bag things up if I can.

 

I wanted to give out OOT bags that could be used as shopping bags after the wedding, but the ones i got are too small. I like the kind with a flat bottom.

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Oooh, That's a cool bag Alyssa!

 

I have bags galore. The other day I bought a few green bags that were on clearance at Target for about $5 (not the red bags that fold up that they have, they were a natural color with various designs.)

 

My MIL got me a great one from Australia that is super cute.

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WA state just passed a law (?) that all stores have to start charging $0.20 per paper or plastic bag used by a customer that is NOT a :reusable" type bag. supposedly the $ from the fee goes to a "green fund" that actually goes towards solid waste management.

 

so everywhere you look the last week since the news broke, reuseable bags everywhere! on sale, super expensive, plain, fancy, they are everywhere!

 

i think they are a great idea, but now what am i going to throw out the cat litter in?? wink.gif

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I have been using reusable bags for groceries for about a year and a half since they began selling them in almost every food store we shop. I even got an insulated reusable bag for my perishables and frozen food. It made such a difference not getting our groceries packed in plastic that we actually don't have a plastic bag in the house. I still feel bad using the plastic garbage bags though...any alternatives out there? Plus doggie poop pick-up from the backyard isn't exactly paper bag friendly....any advice?

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Great info, thanks. We try to use reusable bags when we go grocery shopping, and are finally starting to get into the habit. It's hard to remember to take bags to the store with you when you go in the beginning, but maybe all of the extra reasons will make it a little easier for me to remember. Again, thanks!

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