With all the talk about living “green” I took a leap and bought our first 4 recycleable grocery bags at WinCo today. At 88 cents apiece, I figured, “Why not?” Apparently, you get a 6 cent credit (per bag) each time you bring them back in to bag your groceries with, so in approximately 14 vists these babies will pay for themselves! Lol
I manged to fit our entire haul of groceries into them (although I think next time I’ll pick up an extra 1 or 2) and they’ve proven to be roomier and sturdier than plastic bags, and easier to carry than paper bags. Since we currently have a glut of paper and plastic bags in our pantry right now, I figure we’ll try these for awhile and see how it goes.
But don’t worry friends and family. We’ve haven’t become dyed-in-the-wool, tree-hugging, environmentalists. (At least not yet) This is just my attempt to compensate for the fact that we have not once taken our blue recycle bin to the curb since moving in last year. But we are still receiving a $2 credit on our trash bill for “recycling”. There’s probably a special section in purgatory for people like us.