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The Green Life: Green Your Shopping Trip -- Reusable Bags

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September 15, 2008

Green Your Shopping Trip -- Reusable Bags

Canvas_bag_thumbnail_2From the thrift store to the produce stand, our shopping tips will help you keep your green.

Tip #1: Remember the Bag

Whether you've made your own sacks from recycled t-shirts or purchased totes that support a good cause, the reusable bag is a shopping must-have. Amassing a collection of eco-friendly bags is the easy part--remembering to bring them every time you go to the store can be tricky. Be prepared for spur-of-the-moment sprees by storing extra canvas or hemp bags in your bike basket, office cubicle, and the trunk of your car. Stash a small reusable produce bag in your purse or briefcase so that if you decide to swing by the farmers' market on your lunch hour, you won't have to juggle your fruit to avoid the ol' plastic bag.

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