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Confessing My Eco-Sins: Reusable Shopping Bags

by Kim Wallace

Tags: eco-sins, reusable shopping bags,

I have a confession to make.

I don't always take reusable bags to the store.

Last weekend, I ran into one of my friends at the local grocery store. We chatted for a bit, and then went about our business. I ran into him again as I was checking out. At this local grocery store, you bag your own groceries. As I was filling up paper bags with my purchases, my friend walked by me pushing a cartful of groceries bagged in reusable shopping bags. I sheepishly looked down.


I have no excuse for not using my many tote bags—I swear I own about 15 of them. I take one to work with me every day; I use one to store items that I donate to charity each month. The rest hang out in my closet. I can easily solve this problem by tossing my 13 other bags into my car's trunk.


Take my poll and find out how many readers forget to take their bags, too!

What are your eco-sins? Don't worry, I won't judge you...