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We all want to help preserve our environment, but it can be hard to make a big lifestyle change and keep to it.  I propose a very simple change - using 1 canvas or string bag on every trip to the grocery store.  If we can cut down on one or two plastic bags each week that's that many fewer bags to end up in landfills or as litter, and that's that much less energy used in making them, too.

I've tried this before, but it's easy to forget and slip back into a bag-full lifestyle.  So, post your experiences and encouragement here!

Some folks have asked what they should do if they buy more than 1 bag's worth of groceries.  My idea is that you should go ahead and use paper and plastic for the rest of your shopping after the reusable bag is full.  No need to limit your food intake! 

3 - weeks later - I've remembered to use my bag about 5 times, and forgotten about 5 times :)  It feels great when I remember, though!  I hope you're all having success, too!   Post and let us know your results.

 

We all want to help preserve our environment, but it can be hard to make a big lifestyle change and keep to it.  I propose a very simple change - using 1 canvas or string bag on every trip to the grocery store.  If we can cut down on one or two plastic bags each week that's that many fewer bags to end up in landfills or as litter, and that's that much less energy used in making them, too.

I've tried this before, but it's easy to forget and slip back into a bag-full lifestyle.  So, post your experiences and encouragement here!

Some folks have asked what they should do if they buy more than 1 bag's worth of groceries.  My idea is that you should go ahead and use paper and plastic for the rest of your shopping after the reusable bag is full.  No need to limit your food intake! 

3 - weeks later - I've remembered to use my bag about 5 times, and forgotten about 5 times :)  It feels great when I remember, though!  I hope you're all having success, too!   Post and let us know your results.