A Guide to Dining, Eating and Cooking in Cleveland, Ohio

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?


double-dipping: double trouble? February 23, 2008

Filed under: Dos and Don'ts — jenniferferf @ 7:10 am
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This recent NY Times article says it all about double-dipping: Don’t do it.

I used to work with a double-dipper, and let me tell you, it was gross.