Reference: 2013 Resolution posted 12/31/2012
Bea Johnson’s “Zero Waste Home” focuses on refusal as her first line of defense (www.zerowastehome.com). One of the easiest ways to cut down on trash is using your own grocery bags. We learned very quickly living in the RV that those plastic grocery bags provided by the grocery store can take over our space and clog the trash can. We have been practicing the following trick for a few years now. By keeping 5-6 canvas bags handy in the back of the vehicle for a quick grab before charging into the store, the groceries can be bundled up and safely carried to the car. Most stores even encourage the canvas bag use by giving you a 5 cent credit on your bill for each bag.
And do not forget this applies to all shopping, not just groceries.
First tip of the year – REFUSE plastic bags by providing your own.
Now, that was easy!