Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I really hate plastic bags you get from the grocery store. I keep them under the kitchen sink with recycling them as my goal, but they just sit in there for months. They are hidden and often forgotten when a trip to the recycling center happens. I stop at the grocery store at least 2 or 3 times a week to pick up random items for dinner or milk and cereal for breakfast the next morning. This means I accumulate plastic bags at, to me, an astonishing rate. I have decided this amassing of synthetic polymers in bag form must stop or at least slow a bit. Last time I was at Hy-Vee I bought one of their large canvas bags, which should hold at least 2 if not 3 bags worth of groceries. I have also purchased a couple of reusable shopping bags from The Container Store as well as one larger bag for taking to the farmers' market.

I like to have a few around when cleaning or for lining the small garbage cans, but they don't need to take over my cupboard under the sink.


Amanda said...

The problem is remembering to bring it with you when you go to the grocery store. :)

Chelsea said...

That's the great thing about these bags, they acan be folded into their own little bag and kept in my purse so they can always be with me when I go to the store! It will take some getting used to, but I think I can do it.

OfTroy said...

there are also lots of patterns for market bags knit from cotton. (the newest issue of KnitScene has several pattens)

kitchen cotton is good for bags, and dishclothes, and floor mats, and potholders.

KnitScene also has patterns for dish detergent bottles, and for finger/hand towels--the kind that button over a drawer handle or on the fridge.

(my current obsession is cotton)