Saturday, November 7, 2015

celebrating the act of reusing

This month I am working very hard to get plastic out of our lives.  I know it is a near impossible task but I am doing what I can.  I already use glass jars and travel mugs for my daily lunch and coffee stops.  And I have firmly established the habit of using fabric grocery bags when I shop.  I love the bags that fold up and can be tossed in the wash.I have a few fabric produce bags but not enough.  This week I got my order of bags from Idylc.  They come in three sizes and are thin enough that they should not interfere with the weight of the produce.  I also like that they are made in the USA.
Be sure to visit Ruth and read how others are celebrating this weekend.

9 comments:

Linda Baie said...

I'm not doing as much as you, Juliann, but I am trying to re-use the same bags over & over. You've inspired me to purchase some of those bags! Keeping plastic out of our lives is a challenge every day, agreed!

Lori said...

Our town does hardly any recycling! It is frustrating!!

Julieanne said...

I love those bags! I suppose they are the logical next step to my cloth shopping bags. It took me awhile to remember them, but now I'm a complete convert! Thanks for the inspiration to go the next step!

Sally said...

I proudly remembered to take my reusable bags with me to grocery shop again today so I think finally a habit is forming! I love those fabric bags too. My daughter brought back cool ones from France. I think I might buy them for holiday gifts!! Glad to see someone else gets excited about doing our part to save the planet!

Ramona said...

I've been trying to use less plastic and more washable containers. Your produce bags are new to me. Always something new to learn, thanks for sharing,

Crystal Brunelle said...

I love using cloth bags - but didn't realize there were ones for produce. I'll have to look for those. Thanks!

Bernadette Laganella said...

Juliann, Thanks for the tip on the bags. I have switched to all glass storage containers and I am trying very hard not to forget to bring in my own shopping bags. I tis important to me not to leave a big foot print on this earth for my grandchildren and the rest of the the earth's little oes.

Jennie in GA said...

Good for you. I am trying to make a difference but am afraid there are times when I don't plan well.

steph said...

i've been working on the plastic thing, too......i do well with the bags and storage containers; what tap-dances on my last nerve is all the excess packaging. It's hard work being an informed consumer!!!! Even when I go directly to the meat department....to eliminate all the styrofoam and plastic wrap, i have to have the 'talk' with the meat manager. (You'd think he'd remember me!!!! Or maybe he hopes I'll stop bugging him if he makes me go through the whole rigamarol every week!!! It's enough to become a true vegetarian--instead of the semi-one I already am!!!!)