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Skip the Plastic Produce Bags

When you’re at the supermarket shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables, do you naturally reach for the roll of plastic bags that the supermarket provides to carry in your cart to checkout?

Most of us do, and it’s a habit we need to break. You don’t need that bag!

 

Go Bagless

Here’s the easiest solution: go without a bag all together! Put that produce loose in your cart, on to the conveyer belt and into your reusable checkout bag. If you’re worried about cleanliness, a thorough washing should do the trick.

You should always properly wash your fruits and vegetables. Here are a few sites with more information about that:

Reusable Produce Bags

If you’re not ready to go loose with produce, consider reusable produce bags that fold up small and are washable for using multiple times. You’re used to bringing your own reusable bags for checkout, why not add a few mesh or cotton produce bags to your stash?

There are many materials and sizes to choose from.

A quick Amazon search came back with over 700 results, from mesh to biodegradable to cotton.

Or if you're feeling crafty, WellnessMama.com has instructions on making your own.