Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Grocery Bags

Totally random....I know.

What kind of grocery bags do you use? Are you a 'green' shopper and bring your own bags to the market? I've thought about purchasing some Publix reusable bags, but then talk myself out of it. I've thought of crocheting a few market bags, but then realize I really don't have the desire, nor the time, to make.

I used to get paper bags. I thought more could be packed into them. Plus, they were perfect scrap catchers when I had monthly crops at my house. Now, I chose plastic, when asked. I line bathroom garbage cans with them. I have one hanging in my van to collect travel trash. Jacob uses them to dump kitty litter in. Years ago, I would put stinky diapers in them. (Thought: is there any other kind of diaper than a stinky one?)

A while ago, I purchased a bag holder/dispenser at IKEA. It is sitting in my garage, not hung on the wall, as it should be, and is....umm....empty. Instead, I have a HUGE commerical size garbage bag full of plastic bags. I have grand ideas of bringing them up to Publix to recycle. Although, I heard that the bags need to be individual and not inside each other. (This probably isn't true....but a good excuse, nonetheless).

Random, I know....but you were warned.....

5 comments:

Laura said...

I converted to the Publix reusable bags this year and they have saved me a lot of plastic bag build up. Of course, it helps to remember to take the bags into the store. Don't feel bad about how many bags you have. Once, I filled up the whole back of my van (and then the recycle bin at publix) with plastic bags. Pure craziness!

gideonmommasita said...

They make great packaging material when you need to mail a package. We keep ours in a giant pretzel container under the sink.

scc said...

We use TuckerBags - fun designs and really convenient to store and reuse. We found these bags at Reusable Grocery Bags site. Note - they have a 5% coupon discount (grocery) which makes going green even sweeter.

Melissa said...

I'm totally going to that site. I always feel bad just throwing the bags away. I save them until I'm overloaded. I never used them all. Cat litter, bathroom trash and dirty diapers(although not so much now that the kids are potty trained) are what they get used for the most.....

Anita J. said...

I do have reusable bags, but I only use them if I'm at Aldi or if I'm running into the local store for an item or two. It's nice that they double as shopping bags.

Give yourself a reward for taking the bags away for recycling. Or you can announce it to everyone eight or ten times--you know, like men do when they pick up their own socks.


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