Day 10/30 Less Waste Challenge: Cloth Produce and Bulk Bags

Here is another really easy swap. Instead of grabbing a plastic bag at the grocery store, bring your own cloth bag! The weight is negligible, it looks so much nicer, and who wants all of those bags? I got a variety off Amazon, because I have a prime membership, but I want to try making some. We also use a bag we got when we tried having worms for compost (we are hoping to try again because we failed big time!) We use these for produce as well as bulk bins. I fill them up, store the items when I get home, and then throw them in the wash. I admit I am still using the twist ties for bulk items because I am too chicken to put the numbers on my phone and read them off to the clerk. I don't know why though. I'm the consumer! I also have gotten a lot of compliments on the bags when using them or at check out. Here in Idaho (and other Western states) we have a great grocery store called Winco. They have so many bulk bins! And their prices are great! So this is generally where we find most stuff. Items we purchase are:

  • Dry beans
  • Oats and Grains
  • Pastas
  • Spices
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Popcorn
  • and others when the mood strikes!


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