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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Perfect timing, Rachel!

Whole Foods just announced they'll end the use of plastic bags at registers by Earth Day. Read more. Great timing for your post, Rachel, and for telling me the link was broken. It's fixed now.
I have used my own bags since Korea, where they charge 100 won (10 cents or so) per bag. (You also pay 100 won for the use of a cart. ) They give you 100 won if you bring your own bag there, at least at the large grocery stores like Carrefour. In the last year, cashiers have really started to understand the idea of BYOBag. Even two summers ago, cashiers gave me strange looks. If I forget my bags at Trader Joe's, I often grab a wine box, at least for the heavy stuff. Then that box becomes my disposable recycling bin.


at 6:35 PM Blogger Mary said...

While I try to remember to bring my cloth bag or some leftover paper bags, I don't always remember to put them in my car. This is an interesting article though. I would normally choose paper if given the option, but this may not be the best choice after all.


at 10:16 AM Blogger Stepf said...

Good story, Mary. Thanks for sharing. I choose paper if I forget my bags. That story will serve as a good reminder to bring my bags!
I love the little bags that CinTwin got from Park + Vine. They fold up so small that they'll fit in any bag.

at 11:34 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

While driving through the southwest many years ago, I couldn't help but note how the vegetation was festooned with these hideous plastic bags and would be for ages to come. Besides, stuff fall out of them with little provocation. I have a nice collection of Findlay Market, Trader Joe, and Remke Bags that are constantly in rotation and much easier to handle.

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