Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Earth Week - shopping bags (again)
I was thinking about all of you yesterday when I was shopping. I frequently forget to put all of my reusable shopping bags in the car. I know, I know - it may be a little shocking to hear that I am not perfect. I was shocked when I first found out too.
Yesterday when I stopped to pick up groceries, I looked into my backseat and saw a single, albeit jumbo sized, Target bag. Knowing that I was going to need a heck of a lot more groceries than I could fit into that bag, I considered my options.
Shop tomorrow? No, I'd left work an hour early specifically to shop. And we really need groceries.
Just get what I really needed? No, that never works. I hate shopping twice.
Be a big old hypocrite? Nope, not after the hard ass speech I'd just laid down on my blog, yo.
So I scurried around in the car and managed to find two black reusable Wal-Mart bags and my reusable Half Priced Books bag (which was AWESOME for all of my bread). That was only four bags, but I figured it was worth a shot.
I bought $115.00 worth of groceries and with the exception of my gallon of milk and two sleeves of juice boxes, it all fit into my four bags. I was super pleased. And seriously, the Half Priced Books bag was great for bread. It held five or six different packages of different bread without squashing it.
Why am I telling you all of this? Well, I wanted you to know that I am as hard on myself as I am on ya'll. There have been times where I forget my bags and have to use the plastic ones and when that happens, I keep some at home to get reused and I recycle the rest. But you know what? I hate it. Like I am genuinely pissed off when I am loading the fourteen million Wal-Mart bags into my car. Genuinely. Pissed. Off.
This is partially because it takes fourteen million Wal-Mart bags to accomplish what four reusable bags can. Partially because I don't feel like I do enough anyway and here I am not doing what little I do do. (yes, I know I just wrote "do-do"- shut it) Partially because I have invested money in my reusable bags and I hate when I don't get to use them. And partially because it's so easy to just use them.
Ok, I'm done ranting about the shopping bags. I promise.
Tomorrow? Tips that are easy and that you might not even realize you could be doing.

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