Look at my pretty bags

I guess it’s been a while since I posted. I have been busy camping, running, biking, and just enjoying the summer. That and I haven’t had much to say. Marathon training is in full swing, and going well. Nothing too exciting there. Last weekend was spent camping at Long Lake, which was a blast, but I didn’t have the energy or time to do a proper picture-filled post. Now it’s too late, so I’m letting it go.

Noteworthy is the package that I received in the mail today. Every time I go to the grocery store, I curse myself for not having reusable bags. I hate wasting all of that paper or plastic, yet I was all talk (to myself, in my head) when it came to taking action. My intentions were good, I just lacked the follow-through. Last week I finally bit the bullet and ordered these:

They are called Envirosax, and they are pretty, which was the key selling point for me. I ordered the Set of 5 Flora Pouch, which came with 5 bags in a neat little pouch that could fit anywhere really. Here’s what the bags actually look like:

They also seem much bigger in person than they do in this picture. I think they will hold about the same amount as 2 regular grocery store plastic bags, and they are sturdy and waterproof. Just for good measure, I also ordered these:

I figured if I was going to do this, I was going to go all out and also eliminate the plastic produce bags from my life. Through this website, I learned that our society consumes an estimated 1,000,000,000,000 (ONE TRILLION!) plastic bags annually. Imagine all of the space that takes up in landfills!

I can’t wait to go grocery shopping now to show off my pretty bags (It’s the little things that please me). I also plan to use them at other places like Target or the mall. I think I will try and keep a few in my glove compartment at all times, so I am always prepared. The nice thing is that even out of the pouch, each bag rolls up into a neat little package with a snap, so they would easily fit in a purse.

Now if I can just remember to actually bring them into the store…

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