I talk a lot on this site about the importance of using reusable bags when shopping at the grocery store, but I wanted to let you in on a little secret – you can use them everywhere! By keeping several bags in our car and maybe a small one rolled up in a purse like my wife does, we are usually able to bring our bags in every store we go into. Sure, the people at Target or at the local hardware store might look at you a little funny at first, but at least you can leave the plastic bags in the store!
Since plastic bags have left their polluting mark on the world and have even gone and created their own plastic floating island in the South Pacific, isn’t stopping a few bags from entering this waste stream worth a funny look from the clerk?
So don’t forget – remember to bring those bags with you everywhere!