Seriously, how cool are these bags?
I have been in the market for some reusable bags to replace the plastic bags that most stores use. I have been trying to knit, scrounge, and find as many bags as I can before I purchase any. I’ve knitted a few of these silk sari hobos. They are gorgeous. I’m tempted to pick up a few ecobags. I love the produce bags. How cool are they? I have just recently become aware of how much plastic I use in the produce section. Ack!
When I was looking for bags, I came across these Basura Bags that are made by women in the Philippines out of foil juice boxes. Each one is unique. I think I might be trading in my Coach bags…
My husband thinks that I may be going a little off of the deep end, but I’ve told him many times that it is not like he got a bait-and-switch out of this deal. He met a vegetarian who wore Birks. He met a girl who wasn’t in the mainstream. There weren’t any other electric guitar playing, skateboarding, computer and math major, punk girls walking around campus. 😉
If you use cloth bags at the grocery store, please comment and let me know what has worked for you! I’m really interested to see what most people do and whether or not the stores make an issue of it. I know that Wild Oats gives you a nickel for each cloth bag you use, but I’m guessing that the mainstream stores aren’t like that.
Happy Mom says
Hi! (GCM’er here!) I use cloth bags at my mainstream grocery store. They actually sold them there for 99 cents, and I also get a nickel back each time I use one. I have felt very freaked out about how much plastic I’m using…..Oh, and I had to say, my mom went to the Philippines for 2 weeks last year and came home with so many amazing things like that bag…a vase made from magazine clippings…pretty incredible. 🙂
What did the bags at your store look like? Were they just canvas bags? When I was at Wild Oats this week, they had EcoBags for sale, but they were $7 a piece. I can get them for around $4 online, so I decided to pass.
I ended up going to a couple of thrift stores and finding some EcoBags and some canvas bags for 25 cents up to $1 a piece. I bought a bunch. It’ll do for now, plus I figure that is good recycling 😉
I am so jealous that your mom was in the Philippines and saw all of those items. I’d LOVE that!
I use a large luggage style bag that fits under the stroller. I needed a bag that wouldn’t fall out when I pull the stroller onto the bus. I’ve been thinking of something for produce and I LOVE the link you posted!
I use Chico bags, love them they are so compact and all clip together and bonus for this forgetful mama!! You can score them at Vitamin Cottage, I also noticed Safeway sells reusable bags now, to cool!!