One of the best ways to go green, is to BYOB…bring your own bags. Businesses like Costco and Ikea have been requiring it for years…buy their bag (Ikea), try a cardboard box (Costco), or use your own hands (both). And now most retailers have some form of a reusable bag to purchase. Joe encouraged me to switch to paper bags several months ago, but some stores no longer offer paper as an alternative. So we are making the change to reusable bags as our first step towards going green.
I have purchased reusable bags from my local grocery store in the past, but I have a problem remembering to take them with me on my shopping trips…and they are not so cute! I’m thinking about trying Baggu Bags instead. They come in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles, and they fold into a flat pouch that would be easy to store in a purse or car. The fun patterns and bright colors just might inspire me to do a little bit more shopping (maybe not a good thing?).
I’m also contemplating a few of these for each of my girls…one for dance, one for volleyball, one for school, one for piano, one for the pool. They are made out of nylon and machine washable so they can be used over and over.