Plastic Bag Recycling Clogging Up
I'd wondered if plastic shopping bags might end up in the same predicament as other recyclables. Looks like they are, according to today's Times- Standard, with fewer places accepting them for recycling.
I'm not one that thinks plastic bags are all that bad, as some do, but I do get a bit tired of having to deal with all the ones the wife brings home with her when she goes shopping. I kept suggesting she make some of her own reusable shopping bags but, for some reason, she never has.
I usually use paper bags but a few weeks ago I broke down and bought one of those shopping bags the stores were forced by the state to make available because some people didn't want so many plastic bags being used.
I bought my shopping bag at Winco. They only cost something like 89 cents and I figured I could use it when I go to the store to buy just a few things.
I love that bag! It can hold a lot more than you would think from just looking at it folded. I'd bet it could carry more than a paper shopping bag, at least if you take weight into consideration, and I'd also bet I could put a weeks worth of groceries into one or two of those bags.
One neat thing about having that bag is I don't have to hassle with a shopping cart most of the time I'm not doing weekly shopping. I just go straight in the exit door, bag in hand. I put whatever I'm buying in the bag and unload the bag at checkout and put everything back in again once all is paid for. Then sling the bag over my shoulder and walk to the truck.
Give those Winco shopping bags a try and you won't want to go shopping without one.