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1 Bag at a Time... Reusable Grocery Bags

Has anyone ever bought these??

https://www.1bagatatime.com/index.php?page=misc&section=home

I am in love! :D Well, I actually just ordered some (10 for $19.90) & have yet to receive them, but I am so excited! I always use paper bags at the grocery store, and I reuse those (when I remember... :-\), but I had no idea that even paper bags are so detrimental to the environment!

I absolutely cannot wait to get these reusable bags! And the price isn't even bad at all! I've seen bags like this in grocery stores before for like $14 EACH! :o So I just wanted to pass the word on, in case anyone else is interested!

Those look great, but I wish you didn't have to buy 10!  It says 4-5 bags hold an entire grocery cart full of stuff, so why would I need 10?  I don't buy that much at one time!  Maybe they'll have individual ones on ebay or something...

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Those are nice! i use cloth bags too but I have a random mix of them. My favourites are the bamboo one I have (3) that have a picture of a  tree and say "treehugger".
It's awesome how more and more companies (here in Canada anyways) are promoting fabric shopping bags and are offering them for low prices. We have a chain of grocery stores called the Real Canadian Superstore that sells some for $1 each! Can't beat that.

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I use cloth bags too! I love, love, love them.

I knit some of mine, and the rest are free canvas totes I've gotten at various events. They're great not only in terms of the environment, but also because it keeps all that plastic bag clutter out of my house.

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i tend to use my trader Joe's bag for everything...but i might order  a few of these...maybe give them out as gifts at that price...?

guys, what can I do about the produce bags I use? I get a large variety of produce and use about 6 of those suckers every time I grocery shop....seems counter intuitive when I'm using my nice canvas bag...

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Those look great, but I wish you didn't have to buy 10!  It says 4-5 bags hold an entire grocery cart full of stuff, so why would I need 10?  I don't buy that much at one time!  Maybe they'll have individual ones on ebay or something...

I plan on keeping 5 for myself & giving five to my boyfriend! :)

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i tend to use my trader Joe's bag for everything...but i might order  a few of these...maybe give them out as gifts at that price...?

guys, what can I do about the produce bags I use? I get a large variety of produce and use about 6 of those suckers every time I grocery shop....seems counter intuitive when I'm using my nice canvas bag...

I was just watching an Ani Phyo video where she suggested REusing those awful produce bags.  She didn't tie the tops when she bought produce so...well, I always rip mine open, so that's a good solution.  ;)

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Those look great, but I wish you didn't have to buy 10!  It says 4-5 bags hold an entire grocery cart full of stuff, so why would I need 10?  I don't buy that much at one time!  Maybe they'll have individual ones on ebay or something...

I plan on keeping 5 for myself & giving five to my boyfriend! :)

Oh, DUH!  ;)  I am so selfish sometimes!  ;D

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Re: produce bags - you can use mesh bags instead. The mesh ones don't weigh anything (like plastic), and are reusable. Those are available online too, somewhere, I am sure. Or you can make some if you have basic sewing skills.

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i tend to use my trader Joe's bag for everything...but i might order  a few of these...maybe give them out as gifts at that price...?

guys, what can I do about the produce bags I use? I get a large variety of produce and use about 6 of those suckers every time I grocery shop....seems counter intuitive when I'm using my nice canvas bag...

I don't use produce bags.  I just let everything be free in the cart. :D  Seems to work fine.

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I love reusable bags! I have about 10 of the polypropylene ones with handles in various colors and they can carry so much stuff (in weight and just general bulkiness)! Mine were purchased off of ebay for $1.19 each and well worth every penny.

I also have some of the string bags from this site http://www.reusablebags.com/ that come in handy for various things.

Plastic and paper bags should be outlawed!

guys, what can I do about the produce bags I use? I get a large variety of produce and use about 6 of those suckers every time I grocery shop....seems counter intuitive when I'm using my nice canvas bag...

Check out the link above for some cloth reusable produce bags or if you know how to sew, buy some gauzy type material and sew your own.

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Re: produce bags - you can use mesh bags instead. The mesh ones don't weigh anything (like plastic), and are reusable. Those are available online too, somewhere, I am sure.

GOOD IDEA! I am always wondering about this myself! Thank you! :)

Those look great, but I wish you didn't have to buy 10!  It says 4-5 bags hold an entire grocery cart full of stuff, so why would I need 10?  I don't buy that much at one time!  Maybe they'll have individual ones on ebay or something...

I plan on keeping 5 for myself & giving five to my boyfriend! :)

Oh, DUH!  ;)  I am so selfish sometimes!  ;D

;D Haha! I actually had that same thought ("What the heck do I need 10 for?!"), and then I realized, "Hey! I'll give a couple to my boyfriend (I had already called him to rave about my discovery!), and then maybe give a couple others as gifts to spread the message!" ;)

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I like these Get Hip Get Green bags.

www.gethipgetgreen.com

They're 5 for $24.90. Very roomy, sturdy and stylish bags. I get lots of compliments when I use them.

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P.S. I found some reusable produce bags! I love this! :D I usually just let my produce roll around in my cart, but if I get a bunch of little things (like Brussels sprouts, kumquats, etc.), I like to have a bag. These are a bit pricier ($2.50-ish apiece), but I doubt I'd need more than 2 or 3! Plus, I think it'd be worth it to cut down on the wastefulness of plastic!

http://www.reusablebags.com/store/organic-regular-cotton-mesh-produce-bags-p-689.html

http://www.delight.com/Eco-Bags-Reusable-Produce-Bags

PLUS, I just thought of another use for one of the ten bags... Bringing it to the liquor store to take home your goods without needing a paper bag! ;)

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the produce I always get is soaking wet! particularly the leafy stuff... the plastic keeps it inside--away from everything else...

I suppose a cotton bag would absorb it...but then Id have to wash it out I guess...and that would be using resources....

its a conundrum.. ???

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the produce I always get is soaking wet! particularly the leafy stuff... the plastic keeps it inside--away from everything else...

I suppose a cotton bag would absorb it...but then Id have to wash it out I guess...and that would be using resources....

its a conundrum.. ???

Yeah, I thought of that, too... But I'd think that using a little bit of water for a quick rinse-out of the bag would be much less wasteful than using a plastic bag that takes petroleum & other precious resources to make!

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Wasn't there a thread a few weeks back about this?  Well, in any event, I'm glad it came back up because it forced me to get two TJ's reuseable bags (red ones) and then the next time I went into TJ's I forgot my bag because well, I'm not used to having to bring my own and so I bought more.

I love them and I feel good when I use them.  I don't know if it's all TJ's, but mine lets you enter a raffle for 30$ worth of groceries every time you use your reuseable bag!  Worth a shot!

Thanks, Jessa, for the reminder!  I want to get more to take them to other stores too (don't ask me why but I would feel weird taking TJ bags into WF or Jewel... I should get over that.)

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i've become an avid collector of conferance totes. i need to get better about taking them to the store with me.

one thing i like that is reusing: if you see produce that comes in a mesh bag (like oranges) you can reuse those bags. my co-op sells oranges that come in the most awesome bags.

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In Canada, many of the grocery stores have started to sell reusable bags.  Loblaws and it independent stores are selling them for 99 cents.  They hold a lot!  The other stores from 99 cents to $1.99.

As for produce bags (this is not my idea but was suggested to me) if you have a dog, use them as your poop bags on walks.

Can't wait until I can walk Cali again.  I will start saving my produce bags.

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I just ordered 10 of them (the minimum you can order). I think I'll probably use 3-4 myself so I'll give some away to my sister and friends. For the past few months I've been carrying my gym bag with me to the supermarket and stocking it up instead of using plastic bags. The strap is about to bust off  :D

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Check out this link for making your own produce bags:

http://www.circleoflifefoundation.org/action/arts/bag/index.htm

I'm planning on making a bunch and giving them away as Christmas pressies!  :D

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