Paper or Plastic: What Do You Choose at the Supermarket?

Michele Zipp
Healthy Living

paper or plastic bagI was in the grocery store this weekend and the guy ringing me up asked me if I wanted my items bagged in paper in plastic.

I told him paper.

He asked, Are you sure?

I was sure I wanted paper (Cafe Sheri also says no to plastic bags) -- besides, I use the paper bags to recycle my paper products in my apartment.

But it made me wish I had my re-usable tote bags with me. Because the truth is, even paper isn't entirely eco-friendly.

I have good intentions with my eco-tote, but they always seem to stay under the sink and never come with me to the supermarket. I know I should leave one in my handbag, but it's crowded enough in my purse as it is.

When at the supermarket what do you choose: paper, plastic, or do you BYOB (bring your own bag)?


Paper, plastic, or other: How do you bag your groceries?

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