I’ll admit it took me awhile to pick up reusable bags for groceries. Kevin and I currently have a paper bag under our kitchen sink stuffed to the brim with dozens of plastic bags.
After my stint in retail, I can see how plastic bags accumulate so quickly. One trip to the grocery store and you’ve got enough plastic to cover five mini trash cans.
I decided to put an end to it after a recent trip to Whole Foods when I saw the prettiest reusable bags!
Whole Foods bags are only 99 cents each, but that’s not even the best part! They practically pay for themselves because every time you bring your reusable bag to the store you can put 10 cents toward your total purchase or choose to donate it to their charity. Another great incentive to buy a reusable bag!
I went back and bought a couple more with Kevin in mind. I wasn’t sure if he’d appreciate shopping with the pastel purple and green bags, so I got him some “manly” colored ones. 😉
So far I’ve really enjoyed the reusable bags. They’ve proven to be pretty sturdy and durable. The material is also easy to wipe off if condensation gets on it. I’ve even gotten into the the habit of keeping a bag in my car for unexpected trips to the grocery store.
I’m pretty new to supporting the “green” initiative. Anyone else have reusable bags that have served them (and the environment) well?