Tuesday, March 11, 2008

No more plastic bags

Last night I had to run to the commissary because I needed to get some white paper plates for Andrews class at school. I finally saw where they sell the reusable grocery bags!! They were 70 cents each, and I bought four. The next time I'll buy four more, and bring the four I have. I am very excited about these. I'm almost thinking about giving reusable grocery bags as Christmas presents. Matt makes fun of me, but with all the recycling I do, and the more earth friendly soaps that I've been buying, and that I'm using vinegar to clean (really need more essential oils for me to really get into using it) I have cut down the amount of trash we use. There are still some things that I use that are not earth friendly, but I haven't found any good substitutes for them yet. I did find a farmers market place on the way to church, and it said it would open this month. I am going to go and check it out this week. I'm probably not making a huge dent in any landfill or making our water that much cleaner, but I feel like I am doing my part. And even Matt puts things in our recycle bag. He never would have if I hadn't started doing it.....:)

5 comments:

nikko said...

Good for you! I'm trying, too. I'm going to ask for a neato clothesline this summer. I'm sure my DH will make fun, but he can't argue with a lower electricity bill! ;o)

Dana Miller said...

Here are other very cool and very green alternatives to paper and plastic bags - BaggyShirts Reusable Bags are made from recycled men's shirts! The multi-purpose bags are made in the US, and the folks who make them work from their homes and are paid a decent wage. Check them out at www.baggy-shirts.com!

Shelah said...

at $.70 you bags are a steal! They're about $2.50 apiece at our local target and I'm starting to buy a few each week so I can be more green.

Jen said...

I think they are a dollar here. We haven't switched yet, because I reuse regular grocery bags for all sorts of things.

I just found out that if we separate our recyclables into a certain type of bag, the waste disposal company will pull them out of our regular trash cans, so we can actually get recycling pick up here. So we are going to start really soon.

Terina said...

i reuse my plastic bags too, but for things that still go in the trash. i would take as many as possible to the walmart where they had a recycle bin for plastic bags. i haven't gone to this walmart enough to have noticed one here. hopefully they have one here too.