Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Reusable Produce Bags



The cashier at my grocery store always gives me a dirty look and lectures me on the fact that I make her conveyor belt dirty and create more work for her. I buy 5 lemons and refuse to put them in those clear plastic bags. Or I buy one bagless onion and it flakes all over her conveyor, or better yet, 12 oranges scattered all over without a bag, causing her to have to weigh each one separately.
I don't care, I'm going to keep doing this for all peel-able produce because I am trying to cut down on the amount of plastic I use. As for the other produce that I can't peel (i.e. celery, herbs, bunched spinach) I am going to buy these adorable muslin produce bags from PepperJackHome.
Some of those clear plastic bags may claim to be biodegradable, but that also means that they used fossil fuels to make them and they will also produce methane gas to biodegrade, contributing to the greenhouse gases affecting our ozone layer. 
It may seem like one more thing to remember to keep in my fuel efficient car, but in the long run I'll feel better knowing that plastic is not leeching toxins into my produce and will not affect climate change.







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