B.Y.O. Bag 

Bring your own cloth or fabric bags when you shop!

Bag If you grocery shop once a week, in five years you’ll have kept about 250 to 1,000 grocery bags out of our landfills. When one ton of plastic bags is reused or recycled, the energy equivalent of 11 barrels of oil is saved! By bringing your own bag to the grocery store, you can save thousands of plastic bags from ending up in landfills, or even worse in ecosystems where they can harm living creatures.


Look for alternate uses for the bags you've collected: 

  • Waste: Old bags make great in-car trash containers. 
  • Shoes: Use them as shoe protectors in the garden. 
  • Pets: Re-use them to clean up kitty litter, or to pick up dog droppings when walking your pet.
  • Trash: Use them in your smaller waste bins around the house. 
  • Mail: Fill a few with shredded paper and tie them off for cheap, reusable packing materials. They’re also a handy way to maintain the shape of your favorite tote.
  • Clothes: Cut a slit in your bags and use them to protect clothes from dust, moths, and other pests.
  • Kids: Take them with you for easy disposal of diapers. 

 

 

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If everybody will participate on this, we can save our Mother Earth. This would be a great help to lessen the plastic bags that takes years to decompose. Two-thumbs up to this blog.

Kathy Bampfield

This is the first idea I tell people about. Its simple, cost effective and doesn't require too much thought. You get to feel good about helping the planet in a small way.

jillbradlie

I have SO many reusable bags now. I never remember to bring them with me and end up buying more each time I go lol.

When I do bring them they're great! I fill the bags up as I shop so that way I can never buy more than I can handle! I also try and walk to the store. It helps the environment and I get one crazy awesome workout walking home.

christian

What a great blog! It's a pity that i can't find your rrs address. If you can offer rrs subscription service, i can track your blog easier!

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