RE-usable bags are the new plastic.

5/06/2009 04:00:00 AM
I've got to wonder...
...after people buy their re-usable non-plastic bags at The Gap, WalMart, Target, The Body Shop, and everywhere else...

...are they really re-using them?

Do you use them?

13 comments:

  1. Every time I get to the store checkout I think "Dangit. Forgot my bag again!"

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  2. I use one of the bags to take things I need to work. And If I leave directly from our house to go to the store I typically bring my re-usable bags with me. But if I go to the store right after work or run to get just a few things I use plastic bags.

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  3. Sure do. All the time. I use them at the store (unless I need some new dog poop bags) and to carry Athena's junk around.

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  4. We use ours all the time. I have only purchased two re-usable bags - both from Aldi and both could fit two medium-size dogs in them. They are h.u.g.e. (Can I get an amen, s-i-l?)

    I always bring those two bags, a free Time Warner bag, my reusable hot/cold bag and several paper bags with me.

    I'm SURE the check-out people roll their eyes and mutter unmentionables under their breath every time I roll up to their line. I know I used to when I worked at Dave's Market. :)

    (My word verification is "worrie.")

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  5. I need to buy more to actually make better use of them. I'm not very good at remembering them. I'm lucky to remember to put on underwear every day...

    I will try to be better at this in the future.

    Honestly, though. How many times would you go to The Body Shop that would buy one of the bags to use? Would someone really frequent that shop that offend to require such purchase?

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  6. (I actually own that Body Shop bag and use it all the time. It was like $2 and went towards domestic abuse, I believe...)

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  7. i would forget mine if i had them. which is why i just don't have any. although, they do sell them @ the disney store (w/ mickey or minnie on them) and i have thought of buying one...but only because it's cute. ;)

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  8. Yeah, I have about 5 in the back of my car. The stores give you 5 cents back for every reusable bag you bring in.

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  9. My mom does. I think about it every time I'm in the store.

    But, those plastic bags are just too nice when it comes to cleaning out the cat litter - a daily chore. If I didn't have those, it would be a messy job!

    (if I had those bags, I'm sure I'd forget them all the time anyway)

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  10. Sarah, I agree! We have to have a supply of plastic bags for the liter box. No easier way around it!

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  11. I use them when I buy them and then they become my lunch bags...I am bad!

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  12. as a former "guilty bag-leaver-behinder", i can tell you... these will change your lives -- www.envirosax.com. super cute, super compact (i always have at least 2 in my purse, and the rest live in the door of my car), and they can hold a TON of stuff. like 40 pounds worth. they've rocked my world AND made great gifts for the last 2 years! :)

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  13. I too have a envirosax in my purse. I have about a 60% success rate of using. But I love canvas bags when I remember. Plastic tends to invade.
    AKDS

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