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Earth Day

Your resident blatherer offers you this earth day tip:

Don’t fall for the cheesy bag giveaway that is happening today at Los Angeles area grocery stores. I bet you have an old canvas bag, or a duffel bag, or even a backpack hanging around already. Use one of those. They work just fine, and they are more sturdy than the cheesy bags anyway.

If you really need to buy a bag: I was going to recommend Lands’ End but I just had a chat with customer service and their canvas bags are made in China. I bet the cheesy bags are made there too. This grrl likes to buy American whenever she can.


This is a personal blog. Expect a potpourri of stuff.

6 thoughts on “Earth Day

  1. What a nightmare! In lieu of plastic bags, millions of cheesy China-made reusable bags will be discarded after they become dirty, dated or dilapidated.

    I like your idea of recycling one of the many canvas bags I’ve received at conferences.

  2. This is a great point! I have a friend who made herself a bunch of bags out of old clothes she bought from Goodwill. If you don’t have something around the house, that’s a great way to go.

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