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Paper, plastic or BYOB?


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Paper, plastic or BYOB?

AnneBird | Feb 10, 2008 01:08 PM

I recently bought reusable bags (called Baggu) with the intention of bringing them to the grocery store and hopefully cutting down on the number of bags we bring home... When I shared this with a friend she was horrified that I was going to be one of "those people".

According to her, bringing your own bag (BYOB) is a hassle because it creates such a commotion at the cash register, it slows the line down, etc. I on the other hand have made it my new years resolution to go a little greener...and believe that BYOB is very easy and convenient. As they say, its the little changes that count.

This topic has been in the news lately as a result of Whole Foods announcing that they will no longer carry plastic bags as of Earth Day. Is it that crazy to BYOB? Do other people do this, and if so, do you think its easy or hard to BYOB? As a Chowhound, do you have other tips to go a little greener?

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