Grocery Shopping

It can be a chore to some, it can be enjoyable for others. It’s something we all have to do on a regular basis. Grocery Shopping. It’s one of the easiest places to begin reducing your waste. Let’s talk single-use plastic for a moment. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how terrible single-use plastic bags are. We all know that we should bring our own reusable bags when we go shopping but, there’s one more bag that seems to be forgotten. The produce bags. We use them without even thinking about it and these little devils are flimsy, can hardly be reused, and more often than not are only used for mere minutes.

One of the most rewarding changes I have been able to make was to switch over to resuable produce bags. They are inexpensive and can be washed (in the laundry or by hand depending on the kind). Here are the bags I currently use for my grocery trips:


Handmade from scrap material. Thanks Mom!


If you’re feeling extra ambitious or like to sew, you can even make your own bags out of old fabric. I have a few bags my mom made for me. They are a bit larger and are great for things like lettuce, cucumber, larger quantities of apples etc.

If you would like to purchase bags like these, they are sold at places like The Big Carrot (Toronto) or online. I purchased mine through Amazon.




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