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. And, HINT HINT, you can also buy Thank You DISPOSABLE bags like you used to get at the store … for poop scooping!