I bring my own bags. I even get snippy if the sellers and cashiers insist I take theirs. At the Farmers’ Market, however, it’s becoming a problem. I use my own collection of bags, but I still come home each week with a few plastic bags, and I can’t seem to avoid them..
That weekend we had plastic around the bread and the cookies, the organic pasta (oh, it was good pasta!) and the seafood.
The lettuce was packed in plastic to make it easier for the vendor. Each bag was pre-weighed. I took the carrots and onion without a bag. I handed the vendor my own bag in which to weigh the peaches. But after buying sugar snap peas, green beans, blueberries and raspberries, I still ended up coming home with this.
Okay, the green one on the right is mine. It stays in my purse stuffed into its own tiny storage sack most of the time. But the rest? The only solution I’ve found so far is to hand the vendor a bag and say, “Use this one, please” or “Let’s reuse this one; I don’t need a new bag.”
Thoughts, readers? Ideas? I look forward to your input. I’d love to kick the plastic habit to the curb. I’m on the way.