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Some GREAT reasons to skip using plastic bags...

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#11 Helen_S81

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    Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:44 PM

    We use reusable bags nearly all the time now. We have special ones with compartments for the liquor store and really big bags for Costco as well as the cloth bags for the grocery store. Our grocery store gives us a credit for using the cloth bags.

    #12 boscobel

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      Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:50 PM

      I just purchase some Baggu's and 2 water canteens from amazon. Oh and some cloth napkins. We use LOTS of papertowels, so making that change will def be a hard one for us, but I am willig to try!

      #13 Birdie07

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        Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:11 PM

        I use canvas ones from store. My sister uses these.ENVIROSAX reusable shopping bags are spreading the environmental message with style

        #14 Birdie07

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          Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:30 PM

          I just wanted to add all plastic is made from oil. Think of things that are plastic you can get rid of will also get us away from depending on foreign oil. Plastic bottles, plastic toys, plastic cups and plates. Things like that, that you can replace with other things like wood toys, wood plates and glass cups.

          #15 rodent


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            Posted 09 August 2008 - 07:18 PM

            I used a reusable bag at the mall today. I think about it for grocery shopping, but this was the first time I thought to take a bag to the mall with me.

            it was much more comfortable than plastic bags. I had a nice shoulder strap & I was able to fit it all in one bag.

            #16 lilmisssunshine

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              Posted 09 August 2008 - 07:41 PM

              I'm so happy you posted this. I read this same email a few weeks ago. I try to use my reusable bags as much as possible. I have vowed to never use plastic bags again. If I forget my green bags everything goes right in the cart no bags! I have even made suggestions at target and local grocery stores to use paper bags and eliminate plastic all together.
              Every little bit helps

              #17 *JillD*

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                Posted 09 August 2008 - 07:51 PM

                I have been meaning to buy the green bags and use those instead, I keep forgetting about it and I know I should be. We don't live very "green" by any means, but I figure whatever I can do to make a little bit of difference will help. I bought a nalgene bottle the other day to take to work with me instead of buying bottled water. Next time I am at the store I'm going to pick up some bags.

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