Curbing the Public’s Bag Consumption

There are many theories on how to do this. In San Francisco, we’ve had a local ordinance for a while, demanding a ten cent fee for each paper or “reusable” (thick) plastic bag used by customers when they pay for store merchandise.  It’s meant to encourage customers to bring their own bags, or use no bags when buying just one or two things. I got into the habit of using my own bag way before there was a law, and I’ve been making general allowances in my routine to reduce waste since the early 1980s. “Save the dinosaurs,” I used … Continue reading Curbing the Public’s Bag Consumption

Bring Your Own Bag To The Store

I admit that on most days I’m less overwhelmed than a lot of people. Uh, sort of.  Wait.  Scratch that.  Then again, don’t.  Whatever. What I’m trying to say is, usually, I remember to do the picky little things that we tend to forget when we’re already multi-tasking. I carry a canvas grocery bag — sometimes more than one, in different sizes — in my purse.  The purse is big, and as a general rule I don’t go into stores where they expect us to leave large purses with the staff. So, this particular system works for me but maybe … Continue reading Bring Your Own Bag To The Store