Is anyone else out there tired of the plastic bag? I come home from the grocery store every week with about 10 of them and if this keeps up they will eventually take over my garage. Can you see the headline, “Young Mom Suffocates Under Pile of Plastic Grocery Bags!” I especially like the “Young” part…
Anyway, I do re-use some of them on occasion, to carry things other places and I really like the Target ones (oh, I forgot, I usually bring a few of those home every week too…) for lining my bathroom waste bins. One guy at my regular grocery store said they do recycle them and told me where it was out in front of the store, but when I looked in the bin I thought he was referring to, I only saw trash. Hmmmm… maybe no one else cares, but one of my resolutions was to be a little “greener” this year, so I need to figure out how to make this situation better. Here is an article on how bad the issue is getting.
I looked up re-usable grocery bags on-line and found a few resources. Join me if you will in trying to reduce the amount of plastic bags that come into our homes and eventually end up in landfills. I think I might get me a set or two of these bags to use every week instead of continuing to bring home so many plastic bags. I also like these, but am not ready to shell-out the “clams” for them, if you know what I mean! And, there is always the option of making your own, as seen in this “instructable.”
I know I will continue to get these darn bags at certain places (like I said, I like the Target ones!) but hopefully I can motivate myself and others to reduce some of the waste out there.