Going Green Grocery Shopping

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We like to shop at Winco. For one they have incredible prices, and for two, bagging your own groceries is fun! This last trip I snuck 3 reusable bags into the cart – they were only 88 cents each and I was feeling green. Little did I know that Winco actually gives you like 10 cents off for each bag you use. Kudos for encouraging that! I can’t imagine what the statistics are on plastic & paper bags used by grocery stores! So from now on – we are using the green bags.

What about you?

2 thoughts on “Going Green Grocery Shopping

  1. John Woolsey

    Glad to see your thinking ‘green’. Plastic bags are a horrible burden. Check this out:

    Plastic bags start as crude oil, natural gas, or other petrochemical derivatives, which are transformed into chains of hydrogen and carbon molecules known as polymers or polymer resin.

    North America and Western Europe account for nearly 80 percent of plastic bag use—though the bags are increasingly common in developing countries as well.

    Each year, Americans throw away some 100 billion polyethylene plastic bags. (Only 0.6 percent of plastic bags are recycled.)

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