Big weekly grocery run. Since the baggers at the store tend to only put 1-2 things in each plastic bag, it's hard to accurately count the number of bags I saved. Lets assume 2 per reusable, for arguments's sake.
4 produce bags
18 grocery bags
Add to that a stop on Tuesday to buy slippers for my kids as the floors get chilly and some office supplies, 2 more.
24 plastic bags NOT used in just two days. Maybe more, depending on the bagger at checkout.
Produce bags have saved me so much plastic! Wanna guess how many cashiers have ever complained about them? None. If they aren't able to read the sticker number through the mesh (which you totally can), then they open the drawstring to peek inside. The current version of the bag has a thick cotton drawstring cord that eliminates any need for knotting the bag shut.
Just cinch and go, knowing your apples won't roll all around your cart.
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.