The Latest Battle in the War on Plastic – by Rebecca Mayer

Have you seen the beautiful and useful Bag It produce bags?

Shameless plug, yes.  But also topical news item.

Good Magazine covers the Plastic Bag War as it moves to the produce aisle.

As grocery stores across the nation and the world ban plastic shopping bags, focus is now on containers for produce, many of which are…plastic bags.

The consensus?  Carry the items separately.  Lemons…have their own nature-made container.  Asparagus…you are going to wash it anyway.  Dried Beans…ahh, for that you need a re-usable produce bag.

According to GoodTo some, this sounds like yet another chore that’s labelled “green” but has a little impact. But giving up on plastic bags is one of those small choices that, when made on a mass scale, can have a huge impact. Plastic bags, sacks, and wraps make up a significant portion of all plastic waste—billions of pounds.


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3 Responses to The Latest Battle in the War on Plastic – by Rebecca Mayer

  1. Bridgit Lee says:

    My family will never let another plastic bag in our house, we have enough and what we have will stay with us. I figure if I need to be rid of them the only other way is to bury them in our yard. Anything to stop if from ever ending up around the neck of some lovely sea creature!

  2. Citizen of the world says:

    I started to use reusable produce bags. I’ll try to influance my friends to use them too. Together we can make a change!

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