Thursday, April 2, 2009

Why BYOBag is so important...

Do you have a hard time remembering to bring a reusable bag everytime you shop? Take the time and watch this slideshow, it may be just the thing to trigger your memory.

And many people mistakenly believe that paper bags are a much more eco-friendly option. Check out this chart from the Washington Post.


In the end, a reusable bag is the best way to go!

5 comments:

Woolridge Green Club said...

Here's a Blogger tip for you. Instead of typing a link directly in your post, use the "Link" function on your Blogger toolbar.

For example, in the first paragraph, simply highlight the text "watch this slideshow". Next, click the "Link" button next to the "Text Color" button. A window will pop up where you can type in the web link. This will look more professional.

Bettie Weaver ES Green Club said...

Thanks for the tip! I can use all the help I can get.

Woolridge Green Club said...

Looks great!

karen said...

I have been trying to bring my own bags shopping for a couple of years now. I am trying to be better about bringing them into all stores. It is habit now bringing them into the grocery stores. The issue I am having is using all the plastic bags for produce. I have been trying to reuse them, but this doesn't always work. When I was in the Fresh Market I saw small string bags that would work. I think they are about $5.99. I then went to the website www.ecobags.com and found organic cotton net drawstring produce bags. I got 5 for $18.75. The more you buy the less the price becomes. It is about $7.00 for shipping. I am excited to try these out and become plastic free when I grocery shop. -Karen L. BWE parent

Jay said...

I normally do the bulk of my grocery shopping at Walmart. Last week was teh first week trying BYOB. It worked really well going through the self-checkout so I can pack my groceries more efficiently. The Walmart self-checkout also allows you to place the bag back into your cart while you're still scanning.