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Have You Started Carrying Reusable Bags?


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biarose biarose 7 years
Here in South Australia it's almost compulsory! They've actually banned plastic bags, so we have to bring our own bags or buy a reusable one at the counter.
98769876 98769876 8 years
My dad got me the coolest Frida Kahlo shopping bags in Mexico. They are unlike any bags I've seen in the states. People always lust over them.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
They made a law here (South Africa) in 2001 that people had to start paying for plastic bags at supermarkets to cut down on pollution - and after that a lot of people bought reusable bags and started using them. So yes, when I remember my bags (I usually just keep them in the car), I prefer to use them to plastic.
nals33 nals33 8 years
I usually remember at the check out line. :( Unless it's my Sephora tote. lol
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
I bought the canvas totes that my grocery store sold (they went to the fiber plastic type, which I like less), and I'm usually very good at keeping up with taking them with me. I too forgot them sometimes, so when I finish unloading, I hang the bags on the handrail at my stairs. That helps me not forget! I also re-use the plastic ones for my trash cans, so if I am going for a small trip and don't have my bags, I don't cry. I also hang onto some for when I've got my parents' dog and need to do poop patrol. Paper bags get used for when I'm cleaning out my gerbil's tank. Always a use for things!
emalove emalove 8 years
When I remember...I'm getting better at it. We bought a bunch at our grocery store and are starting to keep them in the car, so we don't forget to bring them!
dcfashionista dcfashionista 8 years
I have the target one that folds and zips and fits into my purse. Sometimes I still forget to use it.
mstrauss mstrauss 8 years
Oh man, I always forget to bring my reusable bags! Every time I go to Trader Joes, I keep meaning to bring back the paper bags to use but, of course, they just sit in my pantry waiting...I do always have an extra bag with me at work and I use that sometimes when I shop during the work day.
syako syako 8 years
Yeah that's true about the envirosax!! They roll up and snap so you can tuck them away in your purse. That way I always have at least one with me. :)
jjkendall jjkendall 8 years
I LOVE my envirosax bags!!! They roll up nice and small, I can only fit one or two into my small Coach handbag, but my larger Lucky purse I can fit as many as I want. I give these out as presents to my friends. They're great and I always get compliments. By keeping them in my purse I always have at least one with me for unexpected errands.
chlobear chlobear 8 years
I have reusable bags for when I buy new reusable bags. I have so many now! My favorites are from Muji and Baggu. I saw these new Big Baggus on the site and cute produce pouches too.. I think I'm going to buy me a few of those, I hate using so many plastic bags when I'm shopping for produce.
ImJessica ImJessica 8 years
Yep. I almost always use the reusable bags for grocery shopping. It doesn't usually work out logistically for clothes or other kind of shopping, though.
superstar2780 superstar2780 8 years
I have two reusable giant eagle bags for grocery shopping. but I kind of miss having plastic bags for my trash! haha
Schoolhouse Schoolhouse 8 years
Mine makes me happy, It says 'Make Friends' it's pretty sweet but it's starting to come apart at one seam. :[
soulight soulight 8 years
I bought a very cute tote bag from Forever 21 that I try to remember to take when I go shopping but sometimes my boyfriend will spring a grocery trip on me and I'm totally unprepared.
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
My roomate and I have accumulated like 5 reusable bags from the store..those brightly colored ones. I try to use them whenever I can but sometimes I go grocery shopping from another location and not from home, so I have started leaving a couple in my car
GreenSkittlesGal GreenSkittlesGal 8 years
Doesn't anyone else use the plastic bags to line their trash cans? I do that and so I dont plan to switch to re-usable.
hamburgesque hamburgesque 8 years
Yes, I live in Europe and we've always done it the "green way"...
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
Yes I do! But I do it when grocery shopping now...slowly but surely Ii hope to do it for all my shopping.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
Where's the 'No and I'm not going to' answer?
lemamike lemamike 8 years
They are green AND so much easier. I live in a dorm and it's so much easier to use those bags because i can fit 3 times as much as plastic bags and don't have to make trips out to the car.
marulmani marulmani 8 years
I've been using my own grocery and tote bags for over 20 years. I have a great collection!
atsirK atsirK 8 years
i can never remember to take them out the door with me!!
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
I've been using my own grocery and tote bags for over 20 years. I have a great collection!
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