I used to be surprised at how many people weren't using reusable shopping bags. I'm not sure why someone wouldn't use them, knowing how wasteful traditional plastic bags can be. Although I shouldn't judge the plastic bag users- sometimes I forget my bags at home, and once in a while I still opt for the plastic because they can be convenient to have for, well, um...dog poop. Sorry, no way around that one.
Oh yes, I know, there was that study where they tested someone's reusable bags and found they held more germs than the county fair port-a-potty (they say the same thing about your computer keyboard- just sayin'). But you can wash them friends! As a matter of fact, I washed mine tonight and even sprayed down the removable bottom part- good as new. Doesn't sound like an exciting way to spend a Friday evening? Well, I was listening to some Mumford and Sons and sipping sangria while my boys (all three) wrestled in the next room. It was actually a pleasant experience.
Anyway, lately I have been surprised at the number of people who are using the reusable bags. The other day, the person in front of me, the person behind me, and the person at the next register over were all using them. It was like we were a little posse- sort of.
And now I'm excited about my reusable produce bags- I'm always getting comments from the cashiers on how much they like them. Don't I look totally cool with the bags thrown over my shoulder?
Who needs a Longchamp when you have one of these? OK, I do.