March 13, 2007
paper or plastic?
How about neither? San Francisco has been proposing a tax on grocery bags. It is meant to help encourage the use of reusable bags and also help to clean up the litter that plastic bags create.
I figured if the tax might happen, I may as well give reusable bags a try. (Even Ikea is starting to charge 5 cents for each disposable plastic bag). I found reusablebags.com and bought a starter set of the Acme Workhorse bags. I love them! I always get compliments from the grocery checkers because they are compact, easy to use, and hold so much. They also sell a starter kit that comes with canvas produce bags (quite handy).
Since 2003 ReusableBags.com has been a major force providing facts and news on the global push to reduce plastic and paper bag consumption. Plus, simple actions you can take to help the cause. I don't know about you, but seems like I spend lots of time at the grocery these days. Carrying my own set of bags is very easy, and one way that I can make a difference.