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Leftover Bags Thankyoulady Tote and Leftover Bags Flowerpower Tote

If you have not already done so, you must get rid yourself of using paper and plastic bags at the grocery store. It is really not necessary, hurts the environment, and furthermore it is so entirely unfashionable right now. It is like a huge fashion faux pas now. So stop doing it and start reusing! I keep about six Whole Food’s canvas bags in the trunk of my car so that Vlad and I can use them each time we go grocery shopping. The only real concern is remembering to take the bag out of the trunk and into the store. Typically we forget until checkout and inevitably I shout to Vlad to make a run for the bags before the cashier finishes ringing up our food. Not only is this friendly to the environment, but it gives Vlad a mini-work out a few times a week.

For Earth day, if there is nothing else you can think of doing to help the environment, at least buy some canvas shoppers and put an end to using plastic bags. Leftover Bags are designed with organic-cotton and feature a graphic that can define your style. Choose from the time tote, flowerpower tote, thankyoulady tote, and the realfashion tote. The back of each tote features a logo graphic. There are double handles with a 9″ strap drop, which is perfect for carrying over the shoulder. Dimensions are 16″H x 17″L x6″D. Each of these environmentally friendly totes are carried exclusively at ShopBop for $38.

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Leftover Bags Realfashion Tote and Leftover Bags Time Tote

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  • katkooty

    well its fine to reuse your bags if you need only 6 but here in Dubai we end up leaving the supermarket with 2 or 3 carts full… we would need at least 35 bags minimum for our groceries …

    but these bags are cute though! and yea, i guess its good for the environment too.so snap snap!

  • janis

    I too try to use my canvas bags…and keep running back to the car! I just got a great new one that is larger than most. It costs a little more, but when you buy it you feed a child for a year through the UN World Food Program. It is a big burlap bag that says Feed the Children of The World. It is fully lined in off white cotton and can be used as a beach bag or tote. Get it through http://www.feedprojects.org or Amazon.com.

  • hawaii2484

    i use the grocery plastic bags as trash bags for my entire household – we never have to buy any plastic trash bags. i thought about using canvas, but then i would have to buy trash bags [which would contribute to pollution just the same].

    however, those shopbop totes are cute and kudos to those who use them.

    • Go Green

      There are biodegradable plastic bags you can buy for trash that would not contribute to the pollution. Go ahead and get some reusable grocery bags! There are great ones out there from Envirosax and RuMe bags that hold a ton and fit over your shoulder. They also fold up very small and will fit in your purse so they aren’t forgotten in the car. :mrgreen:

  • Alexa

    stop&shop had reusable bags for .99 cents today. I brought a bunch.

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  • Eponine03

    I have a reusable tote from my local grocer that I use, but sometimes I leave it home and ask for paper bags. I use those to store my paper recycling and then throw all of it into the bin on pick up day.

  • mai

    to hawaii2484, buy biodegradable trash bags, better for the environment and they aren’t plastic, they are a corn composite, and then use reusable bags.

    I too keep mine in my trunk and inevitably either me or my boyfriend has to run and get them… :)

  • Jahpson

    what a great idea. I just buy gorceries for myself and that bag would be perfect!!

  • heidi

    That is so dumb. $38 for cheap looking canvas bags? You can go anywhere and get canvas bags for $1 each. The designs do not make these bags worth $38 either…you can custom make your own at those places that print photos on to t-shirts, mugs etc and they would for sure be less than $38 each. Sometimes I just don’t understand what people are thinking!

  • Dolphin-chick

    Pricey for what they are, but cute none-the-less.

  • robin

    thems some nice quality-reusable-unleftoverbags!

    38 dollars is expensive, but i’d much rather see people spend 38 bucks on something quality-and resuable than unquality and unresuable, like crack.

    if you don’t like em i you don’t have to buy them and if you do you can…..america’s crazy that way…i like em.

  • Kim

    These are great. I have a number of canvas bags that I use when grocery shopping. But when I do end up with the plastic shopping bags I reuse them as trash bags, too. I also have another great bag that’s made from recycled juice boxes. It’s great to see the boxes reused and the bag is trendy and fun. One of the best things about it is that if it gets dirty I just hose it off and it’s good to go! With the canvas, I have shrunk a couple trying to wash them! http://www.pursuasionsllc.com

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