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Some estimates suggest that purchasing a single set of reusable shopping bags and using them every time you go shopping could eliminate the disposal of as many as 20,000 disposable plastic bags. If you get quality cloth shopping bags, you'll be able to reuse them for years to come.
Making plastic shopping bags requires the burning of fossil fuels, the cutting down of trees and, in some cases, the use of unfair labor practices. Reusable bags save both flora and fauna, and help cut down on the emission of dangerous greenhouse gases.
Why not get yourself some cute totes that you can bring shopping with you whether it’s to your favorite store or the farmer’s market. You can get them completely personalized in size and design from the Tidbits line at Desmond Brown Design. I have a HUGE monogramed one and I use it all the time!
For grocery shopping-pick up several from you grocery store of choice; you can really load these heavy duty bags up, so it's even less to carry. Some stores even offer discounts when you use reusable bags. I love when you can save money while going green! After you get home and unload the groceries, put the bags by your door or back into your car so you will be prepared for next time.