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To bag or not to bag? March 8, 2008

Filed under: Dos and Don'ts,Uncategorized — jenniferferf @ 4:32 am
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I am happy that Whole Foods has announced that they are no longer going to be offering plastic bags to their customers, only recycled paper bags and reusable bags.

Plastic bags at the grocery is one of my biggest pet peeves. Is it really that difficult to remember to bring our own bags into the store? Really, we are smart people after all.

I love that Ireland has embraced the bring-your-own-bag movement so successfully and think that we could do the same here, once a few large grocery chains catch on like Whole Foods has.

Giant Eagle and Dave’s Markets are now selling inexpensive reusable bags, and at my Dave’s, they are usually amenable to my reusable bags.

So, pull out your favorite (or least favorite) canvas tote bags and keep a few in your trunk for the next time you go to the store.

I think they’re friendly and much easier to carry than the plastic grocery bags anyway.

What do you think? Do you bring your own bag to the grocery store, or is it too hard to remember? Is it unfashionable to bring a Whole Foods bag into your Giant Eagle?

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2 Responses to “To bag or not to bag?”

  1. Orest Says:

    Here’s a solution: They should make the bags edible. And if you rub veggies on paper bags, they’re probably already more nutritious than Chick-Fil-A.

  2. Sarah Says:

    We have purchased a few of the reusable bags since Whole Foods has opened, but when ever we find ourselves at Whole Foods we never seem to have one.


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