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 Good: To 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.