When I make the long trip into town, I grab that bag of bags and take it out the door. When in town, I drop it off at the thrift store, the library, the farmer's market or the recycle bin at whatever of those four I stop at. My point is why would anyone want to store them? They are just plain in the way after they are empty.
My second solution to reducing the clutter of bags that find their way home with me from the store is to not use them. When at some grocery stores you can request paper. This I do. I can use it to start fires, wrap packages to mail, and haul out the burnable trash.
I have found that using those reusable fiber grocery store bags is not only a good way to bring home my groceries, but I also save 50 cents when I use them. I make far fewer trips back and forth from the car, and I can sort the groceries in them as I pack them. I put them one inside another and store them in my car for my next shopping trip. Simplifying my life is the best way to avoid a clutter of extra plastic.
By Leila B. from Brookings, OR
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So difficult getting out the plastic bag habit, but it can and should be done whenever possible, for the earth's and our sake. Cloth bags are the best choice from groceries and any stores you plan to buy from.
Reserve a few cloth for strictly garbage and/or keep washable garbage containers, such as stainless steel. Compost vegetable trimmings and other compostable items if possible (no meats). Plastic can degrade to very small pieces but does Not decompose back to organic and usable life forms for thousands of years, if then. Thanks for reading,thinking and acting!
I use plastic bags to cover foods, instead of buying plastic wrap. I have instructions from our local newspaper about ironing layers of them to make a crafting square that feels like leather.
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