Saturday, 22 March 2008

Mesh produce bags well received....so far

I was pleasantly surprised when I went to the grocery store today. First, the cashier and the guy doing the bagging both said they liked it when people used canvas bags for their groceries. Then, when the first of my net produce bags came up the conveyor belt, the cashier exclaimed that they were "neat" and the bagging guy said, "and you can wash them and use them over and over again!" I was just beaming at this point, and said that yes, I had felt strange putting plastic produce bags into my canvas grocery bags and that I had decided to "turn my eco-nerdity up a notch." The cashier giggled at this, and we all had a cheerful grocery-related interaction.

This was a happy turn of events, because earlier in the day I had had an eco-freak out when I saw all the cigarette butts and other garbage outside the restaurant where I had brunch with my parents. It's an unfortunate sign of Spring around here: all the Winter garbage is revealed from underneath the melting snow. I will never understand why people think the Earth is their garbage can. It infuriates me to no end. Gah!

5 comments:

ruralaspirations said...

Those bags look great. Being cheap, and a budding crochet-er, I plan to crochet myself some produce bags....good for you for setting an example in your store!

Wendy said...

Those bags are very pretty. Not sure if you noticed it on my site when you stopped by, but I've got a tutorial for doing produce bags out of old sheer curtains. They certainly don't look as nice as these, but they were free.

And, also about me shaving my head and the Avs... they haven't won a game since they shaved for St. Baldrick's. Maybe they're like Sampson and have lost all their strength. Man, we were cheering against you guys yesterday! ;) To no avail, though.

Theresa said...

Thanks for that link Wendy - I hadn't browsed too much through your blog yet and so hadn't seen it. Those are very lovely produce bags, and probably much easier to see through than even these wide-mesh bags. The crocheting also sounds like a good idea, R.A. I am going to have to get more handy with these sorts of things, I can tell!

Simply Authentic said...

this plastic produce bag is a battle between my grandmother and i. she recycles them so continues to use them. i have just gone to not using produce bags at all and just toss the fruit and veggies into the cart.

Theresa said...

How does that go over at the check out counter, S.A.? That does seem like the best solution really.