Do you have a plastic bag problem? or even a paper bag problem? If I forget to take my reusable bags, I generally get paper over plastic, but only if they have handles. (Seriously what is the use of a bag with no handles?) Even doing that I have managed to collect an alarming number of plastic bags over the last year.
The problem is that plastic doesn't biodegrade, it is with us forever. If you want to hear more about the larger plastic problem, check out this article on the Great Plastic Garbage Patch in the South Pacific:
Why do we continue to use plastic bags from the grocery store?
"I'll use them for my trash bags." is my personal favorite. I use it all the time.
"I forgot my reusables." Sigh, only too true.
"They are so handy." Especially those Ziploc's.
There are a lot of great alternatives to plastic bags. Here are a few options:
What if you have a stash like mine? Rather than throw them away here are some fun ways other (smarter than me) people have come up with to reuse plastic bags.
99 ways to reuse plastic bags (How Stuff Works)
Plastic Bag Crafts (Green Living Tips)
Hoping your garden is a little greener,