Are you one of those plastic grocery store bag users who did not want to give them up? The US state in which I live has passed a law forcing grocery stores to stop supplying them. The reason given, of course, is that single-use plastic grocery store bags are a hazard to the environment.
OK, I am not going to argue that claim. It wouldn’t get us anywhere, anyway. What I do want to say is that mine were NOT single use. I own two dogs and they were my go-to bag for poop scooping! Now I have to BUY disposable plastic bags for the same purpose. Ugh. I also used them for trash can liners and even quick tote bags, in a pinch. So, I really made good use of those disposable grocery store bags. [By the way, Mr. Governator, please don’t outlaw store-purchased plastic bags. The imagination goes wild with how we would dispose of dog-poop, if pre-purchased plastic bags went away.]
So, I will be a good sport, go ahead and buy some really nice grocery bags that I will love to use!
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Buying Reusable Grocery Store Bags Online
Yes, I decided to find some quality reusuable grocery bags that I will really enjoy using! Of course, I want them to be the right size, lightweight, sturdy and pretty, too. I found this very affordable 5 pack by Bee Green from Amazon. I really like them. The fabric reminds me of a fashion raincoat I had years back. They are definitely washable, too. I don’t plan on needing to wash them but, if I do, I can! They will last even longer.
Tip=>> If you are making the switch, beware that you must REMEMBER TO BRING THEM with you to the store when you go! I have heard that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit so, you may want to go right out to the car and put some of your newly purchased bags there right now. I can’t tell you how many times I have forgotten to bring them with me! LOL
Now, about that poop-scooping problem. My sister-in-law gifted me a set of pet waste removal bags when they lost their dog. They are really, really great because they were designed for picking up dog poop. I still miss my freebie plastic grocery bags but I must say it is very nice to have quality bags that were designed for the specific purpose.