Looking HIP While Being GREEN: the solution to plastic produce bags.

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There is constant dialogue about reducing the use of plastic bags and replacing them with reusable bags, such as canvas, because that’s just GREENER, right? But what happens when you’re at the grocery store or farmers market carefully selecting those 15 tomatoes, 1 onion, 2 garlic cloves, fresh basil, among other ingredients….. to make a “to-die-for” homemade pasta sauce?

You say to yourself, “well, the reusable canvas bags are a great idea! I came here with one. Reducing the use of plastic bags is so easy on an individual level!” as you begin to bag your tomatoes one by one into the thinner plastic bags conveniently placed in a roll right next to the fruits, vegetables, and produce.

Well, you’ve just completely contradicted yourself.

So the question is, how do you transport your tomatoes and garlic home in a secure way, without having them roll freely around in the bottom of that large canvas bag that you brought, without using plastic? Let’s face it, produce is delicate, and it needs to be properly transported home because you-better-believe that a tomato in the bottom of a large grocery bag is going to come home with dents or even a little smashed from that jar of Nutella that you had to buy. That can be a mess.

Reusable produce bags are the solution to this problem. They are lightweight unbleached bags with a drawstring for closure. They are machine washable and available in full and half sizes, and available in organic cotton, natural cotton, or mesh. With reusable bags like these, you will no longer have to reach towards that ugly roll of plastic produce bags ever again.

It’s simple individual behavioral changes such as these that help contribute to the overall movement of reducing the use of plastics. You CAN make a difference, and you WILL look fantastically hip while doing so. Are you ready?

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