With minimal effort, you can replace all the plastic bags when shopping for groceries. Imagine the diet you will put your trash can through! 🗑️
First, since they are everywhere, and many businesses give them away, you should have a supply of reusable bags for several years. 🛍️ All you have to do is keep them handy. A bad shot, because oversights happen: favor paper, or even send everything directly to your car trunk, without packaging. You can be sure that you will think about it next time! (Lived story 😂)
Then, bring your clean containers and have your cold cuts sliced at the counter. 🥪 More and more businesses are doing it, and even big chains. The pandemic had dampened the ardor of many, but the practice is back in service. If your grocery store doesn't, talk to the manager, you might be surprised when they open. 💚
Do you like to buy your candies and nuts in bulk? 🍬 Avoid disposable plastic bags. Whether it's in a chain or a small local business, the Mason jar is your best friend. They are weighed at the entrance, then once filled to pay only the weight of the contents. Little magic trick: a dry erase marker to write the contents on the lid, it's great!
And finally, for fruits 🍎 and fresh vegetables 🍅, nothing better than a net bag. Lightweight and rolls well in the pannier or bag of bags, no more tearing bags before you get home! Even the heaviest potatoes did not overcome mine! 🙃