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November 10, 2011

Green Your Grocery-Store Trip: Nix Paper and Plastic

Reusable shopping bagThe environmental impact of trips to the grocery store can really add up over time. This week’s tips look at ways to go easy on the planet when it’s time to stock the fridge and pantry.

Tip #4: Bring a reusable bag.

When it’s time to check out, a reusable shopping bag is an easy way to cut back on all that paper and plastic. You can choose bags made from canvas, polyester, hemp, or organic cotton. If you’ve typically got a heavy load to cart, invest in a folding wheeled cart for an easier trip home. If you've got all the best intentions but never remember to bring your bags into the store, click here for a solution to help you remember.

Tell us: What type of grocery bag do you use?

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