Paper or plastic? Next time, just say, “neither.” I am guilty of using plastic because it’s easy– I don’t have to think about bringing my bags to the store with me. But, the pollution of plastic bags…the unnecessary trees that are cut down for paper bags…is it worth it? Reusable bags are the eco- friendly option, for sure. Also, some grocery stores are making it WORTH your time. My local store reduces your bill by $0.10 for every reusable bag you bring. Save a dime, save a tree, take a step toward saving your environment.
I’ve put together a little roundup of some popular reusable bags. There are so many more options than this, but these are a few that I thought seemed fun.
Have you ever considered making your own reusable bags? I’ve seen some cute fabric at Goodwill that could be used to sew a simple bag. Or for that matter, find a cute shirt or dress that has enough fabric for you to use. A fabric bag could be washed and reused over and over! And, if you make it, you could customize it to your liking. Hm…my diy wheels are spinning, now.
Enjoying the Good Life,
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