What’s one really easy way to go green? Just say NO to paper and plastic bags at the grocery store! As we mentioned in this blog post on re-purposing household items, watching Bag It:The Movie is probably enough to convince anyone to swear off plastic bags forever.
But if you don’t have time for a full-length film, the website ReuseIt.com has some equally sobering quick facts on both paper and plastic bags in the articles Fast Facts on Plastic Bags and Myth: Paper is Better than Plastic.
Our favorite eco-friendly alternative to disposable bags? The chic, ultra-convenient Reisenthel collapsible shopping basket. Sure, it’s stylish, which we love, but it can also carry up to 66 pounds. It beats out flimsy plastic bags any day!
After you have your shopping accessory of choice, then comes the hard part: remembering to bring your handy, eco-friendly reusable shopping tote with you to the store!