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Fittingly Green: Bag Your Suit

Since no one wants to carry around a wet suit in her gym bag, most gyms provide plastic bags for your postswim convenience. One thing the world could definitely use less of, though, is plastic bags.

Since we all have some form of plastic bags — produce bags, bread bags, or shopping bags with handles — tucked into random drawers in our kitchens, taking one to the pool for your wet suit is an easy way to decrease your carbon footprint. I stuff extra plastic bags into my gym bag so I always have one available when I am done swimming. This is just one more way to reuse those ubiquitous plastic bags.

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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I always bring a plastic bag with me in my gym bag to put my damp workout clothes in before I toss them in the wash. If I did swim, I'd totally do this with my swimsuit too.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
and definitely try Ojon, I love it.... the smell can be intense if you aren't in a ventilated space, but it helps when you're on the run
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
gyms provide plastic bags?? we had a little swimsuit dryer that worked pretty darn well.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
wow great tip mamasitamali. I have never showered at the gym, I always just go straight home afterwards but this is good to know should the need arise.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I keep them in my gym bag too for make-shift shower caps if I am running off somewhere after. I keep Ojon waterless shampoo that I'll spray, and then I'll just wrap a plastic bag around my hairline and use the handles to tie it tight. I LOOK ridiculous, but it works :)
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