Chris B from the UK is our
bag lady Fun Monday hostess this week and she would like to know if we prefer paper, plastic or fabric shopping bags?
Well Chris, I usually shop for groceries about once a week and most of the time, I shop at the local Walmart because I feel they have competitive prices. In 2007, Walmart launched a "Reusable Bag Initiative" by offering customers the option to purchase reusable shopping bags in order to cut plastic bag waste by one-third by the year 2013. Along with giving out fewer plastic bags and helping customers recycle existing bags, Walmart expects to eliminate more than 135 million pounds of plastic waste globally.
While I realize that the best solution to a greener Earth is to utilize the reusable bags, I have to admit that I have a convenience addiction to plastic. I know, shame on me. The problem is that when I shop for my weekly groceries, my cart is overflowing. I would need to purchase about 50 of these reusable bags and then have a special tote just to tote my totes. I am the proud owner of about two reusable bags just like the one pictured above, but I have yet to use them. They are in my car, somewhere. In the meantime, I have made a conscious effort to use fewer plastic bags. When the clerk asks if I would like my milk in a bag, I always say, no.
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