I have about a half dozen of those 99¢ bags that Wegmans sells for groceries. You know, the kind that are supposed to cut down on all of the plastic bags. When I first started using them, I kept forgetting to bring them to the store with me, so every time I went grocery shopping I would buy a new one, and now I have way too many. You can fit a lot of groceries into each bag, and I am just one person, so I very rarely need more than one bag per trip.

I wonder how many plastic bags I have to not use in order to make up for the fact that eventually, even if I use these sturdy bags for the rest of my life, they too will end up in a landfill?

Eco Satan


3 Responses to “Eco-Satan”

  1. 1 Christina November 29, 2007 at 8:54 am

    These are on my “I refuse” list, and surprisingly it’s not because of the whole Republican thing. It’s because now celebrities are buying “designer” grocery bags at $300 a pop. I refuse to give in to this fad to carry a bag designed with a check mark that says “Got Milk!”

  2. 2 courtney November 29, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    I have 5-7 reusable grocery bags and I also forget them every time I go to the store. I solved this problem (at least for awhile) by putting several of them in my car. That way I have one or two with me until they all end up in the house again. I think I’ll go put them back in the car right now. Thanks for the reminder.

    p.s. The Weggies bags are way cuter than the HEB bags.

  3. 3 Schnookie November 30, 2007 at 1:50 am

    I have those little French fishnetty grocery bags and I adore them. I’ve been using them for about 7 years and am really good about remembering to bring them with me to the store. The only problem with them is that they’re structureless, so while they hold zillions of foodstuffs, they also blob all over the place when you put the in your car. So I actually donated to my employer’s United Way campaign a few years ago because the reward for doing so was a company logo-emblazoned trunk divider that I knew would be perfect for holding my amorphous bags. Everyone else in my office groused about what a stupid giveaway the trunk dividers were, but I consider it one of my top-ten favorite items that I own.

    And that’s my story. Aren’t you glad I shared it here?

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