They don't really ask you, "Paper or plastic?" anymore, do they? They simply offer plastic. Maybe if you are somewhere hip like Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, you have a paper option but most people at these establishments are bringing their own bags anyway. ...more
Got Bag? Yes, I'm asking if you remember your tote bags when you head for the grocery store? Or the box retail store? How about the bookstore, record store or boutique consignment store?For most of us, the answer is "sometimes" with a slightly abashed look because we *know* that we really really should remember. And we all have a friend who *never* forgets their bags - and never misses a chance to share their tips for remembering said bags. ...more
Do you pack your own healthy organic lunches and snacks for work or for your kids -- in disposable plastic baggies? I hope not, since I've posted about eco-friendly lunch boxes and totable utensils not too long ago.
Did you notice that Blogher '09 was greener than ever this year? The Green Team put in a lot of work to ecofy the conference, despite the constraints of the event being in a huge hotel (the Sheraton's actually a part of the Chicago Green Hotels Initiative (PDF), though if the hotel's seriously interested in going green, the Green Team could make a lot of helpful suggestions!).
No longer loved T-shirts can be turned into reusable bags a la Martha Stewart. But for those with no sewing machine and few crafty skills, you can buy a get a reincarnated T-shirt bag to support the eco-crafty skills of others --