|So you say you are using Re-useable bags…||| Print ||
|Written by Jill|
|Sunday, 09 January 2011 17:05|
I was at my friend’s house the other day and she just got home from grocery shopping. I helped her carry in all her re-usable shopping bags. She was so happy that she remembered to use the re-usable bags and has come up with a good system on getting them back in the car and actually taking them to the grocery store with her.
As she started to empty them and place everything on the counter, I noticed she had 12+ plastic produce bags filled with broccoli, tomatoes, oranges, lemons and other various loose produce. I asked when she was going to extend her re-useable bags to the produce bags and she gave me a look like I had just said I was pregnant with an alien baby. She had never really thought about the produce bags. She didn’t even plan on reusing them since they were tied in a knot and just tore into them.
It’s great that so many people have convert to re-usable shopping bags, now we just have to focus on all the un-needed plastic inside the bags.
Look around your home and see what you have that you can use or make into produce bags. Look for something lightweight and see-through if possible, like older mesh laundry bags, lightweight shower curtains that can be sewn into drawstring bags. If you can’t find anything you can always search on Etsy.com for some homemade lightweight grocery bags or buy the Flip and Tumble Produce Bags below.
Free reusable grocery bag and produce bag tutorials and patterns:
T-shirt Bag - Turning an old tshirt into a "green" produce or shopping bag
Sheer shower curtain Produce bags - Turning an sheer shower curtain into reusable produce bags
Bed Sheet - How to make Grocery bags from an old or recycled bed sheet