Invariably, my bag is in the car, but I'm getting better at remembering it!
Depends on what store I am at... But, I try to *remember* to bring my own whenever possible.
Hooray for us who bring our own bags. So simple and smart.liz
I choose paper bags, as we use them to put our newspapers and other paper for recycling in, as per our community recycling program rules. So they get recycled along with the papers. We also cut off the tops, recycle them, and use the bottoms for customers' plants during our big botanical garden plant sale each spring.
Except when I forget them.......
Paper is a good choice, you never see a paper bag caught up in a tree branch.
no stores should use plastic bags any more. everyone should bring their own bags. it should be a law.
I re-use the plastic store bags when walking my dogs. My neighbors are glad I do.
In South Africa, where I live, at least two supermarket chains offer the option of plast or woven fibre bags. Unfortunately, though they do charge for plastic bags as well as fibre ones, the price for plastic is cheaper. They urge recycling but most people who buy them simply trash them. Paper bags are not available form food stores unless they are pretty upmarket. When I've asked why, storekeepers say, they are too expensive.
I carry about 20 canvass bags in the trunk of my car, so if I decided on the spur of the moment to do a little grocery shopping or any other type of shopping, my own bags are ready to go.
I try to bring my own, but I don't always remember. They don't ask, if I don't have my own they just use plastic.
I use paper in plastic. I recycle the plastic at the grocery store and I use the brown bags for recycling. My town has a recycling program
my store refunds a nickel for each reusable bag I bring.
We use the plastic bags over & over again quite frequently. When we are through with them they are taken back to the grocery store and put in the recycle bin.
Get drastic with plastic.....
we use 9 bags of our own and sometimes we have to use plastic bags from the store. Our store gives credit for using our own bags . it is just a few cents but every little bit helps.
Whole Foods now doesn't offer anything but paper. When I buy large bags of organic carrots, I don't have them put in more bags. I buy so many groceries at once that I don't have enough bags to bring my own. However, I hope to increase my own bag supply to bring with me in the future!
I use the plastic bag to clean my litter box.
No choice here; just plastic ones are available at the checkout in the Czech Republic.
I always bring my own bags and have for years. I sometimes ask for a paper bag to recycle my newspoapers and our garbage company recycles the bag. Our garbage company also has a state of the art recycling system where all garbage is sorted into recyables. We recycle whenever possible.
then recycle. some for wastepaper and rest directly to recycle.
You only require 1 bag? Must be nice to live on nuts.
I re-use the bag as my kitchen and bathroom trashbags so I don't have to purchase a seperate product.
Plastic bags end up in tree tops and sea beds. Turtles mistake the bags for jellyfish and die after ingesting them. How can the so-convenience possibly be worth the destruction to our environment. Plastic bags should be outlawed. At the very least, responsible shoppers should never, ever use them.
I keep a small fold-up bag in my purse so I always have one on hand. Now I have no excuses!
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