Reuse Your Bags!
Going ‘Green’ is a very big trend these days. And not without good reason. Helping the environment doesn’t have to cost you anything. Sometime it just requires you to make some small changes. Take for instance, your shopping bags.
How many bags do you think you accumulate in a month? What about a year? I’m not just talking about shopping bags, grocery bags count, too. The number of those bags add up, and they pile up in landfills, becoming toxic. So, what can you do? You’re just one person, right?
Well, the answer is – reusable bags. This are becoming rapidly more popular, which means you can find them at more and more places. Baggu.com has my vote on the best bag for a girl on the go. You can see them: here. Now, don’t be turned away by the drab looking page. Those bags come in different colors – from red to peacock or saffron. On the page, they may look flimsy, but they’re actually very strong nylon.
You can buy one bag, three bags, or six. If you’re buying more than one, you can get different colored bags – they don’t all have to be the same price. The shipping is a flat rate of $3.50. One bag and a pouch (to store the bag in) is $8.00. Three bags and a pouch is $22.00. And six bags and six pouches are $38.00.
The site says, “Using one Baggu for one year replaces 300 to 700 disposable bags.” And one Baggu bag can hold the contents of three normal plastic bags.
I like these so much because these can fold up easily and be put into the pouches, and carried around in your purse. That way, if you ever randomly stop to shop somewhere, you’ll have your bag.
Jpmonkey.com makes decorative reusable shopping bags for $25.00 each. You can find them: here. They’re strong, but they don’t compact. These are a nice addition if you like to put bags on display on a kitchen counter.
Papernorplastic.com has very cute reusable bags, as well. They fold up like a paper bag does. One bag is $9.99. And if you buy three, you get one free. You can find them: here.
There is another bag that is like the Baggu, it’s the Workhouse Style 1500 Acme bag, available: here. It’s available in three colors, and it is compact and able to be folded up. Curious about the 1500 number? That’s how many plastic bags would be used in the place of one of these bags. These bags are available in a special set where you get one free, for $23.85.
If you want to see more varieties you can also check out: Reusablebags.com
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