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Old 08-10-2008, 11:40 AM   #51
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I love them too. About time right? I have one with cats, one with Island allure, one Whole Foods, 2 Trader Joe's, one NASA, one Cambria Cookie Corner, one Safeway, one plain with a zipper that is lime green and love that one, one Tampa Bay Bucs. So, I'm done collecting. Used 4 of them yesterday on my Wal Mart shopping and the checker and I were talking about how many are starting to bring them in now.

Like Rachel Ray uses a garbage bowl for her stuff, I put a plastic grocery bag on both sides of a pull out drawer under the counter and slide stuff in them that is trash or waste. Then I take 'em off of there, tie a bow with the handles and chuck 'em in the trash. Also use them for doggie remnants etc.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:34 PM   #52
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I love them too. About time right? I have one with cats, one with Island allure, one Whole Foods, 2 Trader Joe's, one NASA, one Cambria Cookie Corner, one Safeway, one plain with a zipper that is lime green and love that one, one Tampa Bay Bucs. So, I'm done collecting. Used 4 of them yesterday on my Wal Mart shopping and the checker and I were talking about how many are starting to bring them in now.

Like Rachel Ray uses a garbage bowl for her stuff, I put a plastic grocery bag on both sides of a pull out drawer under the counter and slide stuff in them that is trash or waste. Then I take 'em off of there, tie a bow with the handles and chuck 'em in the trash. Also use them for doggie remnants etc.
I love the idea of collecting different designs. Never thought about that. (Cauli-for-neeah?) Funny.

Dave Hutchins: TWENTY DOLLARS FOR A BAG??? What is angle ministrys? That's waaaay too expensive.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:45 PM   #53
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DramaQueen, it's just that when I am somewhere and need one, gosh they're only a buck or two right, I buy one. So I've ended up with several, they live in my trunk of my car and when needed, they they are. Plus, you know, truth be told, I'm a Leo, one thing of anything is enough, I love variety.
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:08 PM   #54
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I have about a dozen bags from Loblaws. I love them compared to other store bags because you can put SO much in them without it feeling heavy because of the way they made it.
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I've been carrying canvas bags to the grocery store for ages. Still somehow manage to acquire more plastic bags than Carter has peanuts....

I'm glad Whole Foods is giving 20 cents credit for each bag you bring in with you. It's a real incentive to recycle.
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I'm glad Whole Foods is giving 20 cents credit for each bag you bring in with you. It's a real incentive to recycle.
Wow!!! That is great!!! Kroger only awards .05!!!
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:34 AM   #57
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I've been carrying canvas bags to the grocery store for ages. Still somehow manage to acquire more plastic bags than Carter has peanuts....

I'm glad Whole Foods is giving 20 cents credit for each bag you bring in with you. It's a real incentive to recycle.
Ummmm, are you sure about the 20 cents from Whole Foods? According to the cashiers that ring up my groceries and according to their website, they only give back 5 cents.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:37 AM   #58
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I have around a dozen bags that I scrounged up from my closet. They are different canvas bags given to me for volunteering, helping out, or purchased cheap. I kind of collect canvas bags and they were just sitting in the closet so I pulled them out and started to use them. So I not only help the enviroment, but I now have a bit more space in my closet! I have one heavy vinyl bag from the hospital that was used to put personal belongings in during outpatient surgery that I use for meat or other items that might leak. It wipes up easily. I like the idea of making your own with the rip stop nylon. May have to check that out! I have a problem paying the store for a bag. I keep mine in the trunk. My dog sheds a lot so they sometimes get dog hair on them just from sitting on the floor while putting groceries away. I use a sticky lint roller to get the dog hair off.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:44 AM   #59
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I have about a dozen string bags. The baggers are always amazed at how much they hold. I have no idea where to buy them new, but they go for a quarter apiece in thrift stores. After I put my groceries away, I hang 'em on the doorknob so I remember to take 'em out to the car.
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I've tried several types of bags and the ones I like best (and use most often) are the ultra compact canvas ones from Reusablebags.com (link). These were more expensive than some other ones I have but to me, they are worth the extra money. They fold up small and I can keep a bunch in my car and in DH's. I just pop them in my purse and pull them out when I check out. Also, they wash up fine in the gentle cycle and air dried.

A friend of mine really likes the large tote ones (link) because he likes the way the sides stay up when he's filling the tote. And it holds a lot of groceries, too! There's even a version that's made from 50% post-consumer recycled content (link).

I have to admit that I've forgotten to take my own bags with me on occassion depending on the store so I just end up recycling the plastic or paper.
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