I admit. I have two reusable-type grocery bags and I never use them. The worst thing is that half of the time they are actually in my purse and I still don't pull them out!
I'm fortunate to have Sharon Rowe, green lifestyle expert and founder of ECOBAGS®, here at Metropolitan Mama this afternoon to help "set me straight" and to give me a few tips.
ME: How long has ECOBAGS® been around and what is the story behind it?
SHARON: ECOBAGS® has been around since 1989! I was running errands in my NYC neighborhood and noticed how many plastic bags were stuck in trees, bunched up in gutters and floating down the Hudson River. In one of those classis “aha” moments I thought, “What if I was to start using reusable bags, like the ones we saw in Europe last summer?” I did some research, found some lightweight cotton string market bags, and began using them to shop locally. We brought 4,000 of what we now call our Classic Market Bags® to the Earth Day Celebration in NY in 1990 and sold all of the bags in two hours! ECOBAGS® was born.
ME: Many moms only go grocery shopping 1-2 times per week rather than every day or every other day. How can a mom be green in that setting? Does she, for example, have to bring 10-20 bags with her?
SHARON: My sister’s a suburban mom who shops 1X/week and uses her reusable bags. She has three large bags, a few medium bags and several of the small produce bags. We sell sets of grocery bags on our site with assorted sizes. If she runs out of her own bags she takes paper bags, which can be used for recycling newspapers.
The key is to remember to bring them with you and then to take them from the car into the market!
ME: What are some simple and practical ways that moms can begin "going green" today?
Little steps make a big difference so the bottom line is to find small things that work for you and avoid guilt and overwhelm.
ME: How can moms teach "greenness" to toddlers and small children in fun and creative ways?
SHARON: Talk with kids about plastic and waste. Make garbage monsters out of throwaway items (we have info at www.ecobags.com for this). Save the liners from candy boxes and other packaged goods and use these items as the raw materials for projects but TELL the children where the items came from. Ask them to help you sort your bottles for recycling. Teach them to turn off the faucet while they’re brushing their teeth! One way to illustrate how much water they waste if they leave it on is to put a bucket in the sink to collect it while the water’s running. They’ll be amazed and will begin to understand how precious water is as a resource. The bottom line in all of this is to educate yourself and teach your children. They’ll love making a difference, too!
YOUR TURN: Do you use reusable bags at the grocery store? Why or why not?
WIN IT! One winner will receive two bags from ECOBAGS® - a Classic String Bag™ in a fun color (great to throw in your handbag or hang behind a stroller) and a Canvas Tote for grocery shopping. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Saturday, April 26 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). The winner will be announced and contacted on Sunday, April 27. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #280 Miranda Allen. Congratulations!
Thanks for the contest!
For the most part, I use my own tote bags, but if I'm buying a lot, I use some of their paper bags, then put them in my recycling bin at home.
If we all could do more there wouldf be much less.
The kids don't call me the "Bag Lady" for nothing...count me in to win.
This is an awesome idea. And a fabulous way to make reusing fashionable. =]
Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!
I love helping the enviornment
I use Large flat bottom duffel bags for grocery’s . I Have some wonderful tote bags but they don’t hold things in place well for grocery’s. It seems to be kind of like a slip slide in there. If it can possibly get squished or spilled in a tote bag it will. I need to take my groceries on the bus so they have to hold a lot & hold it in place well to. I have lots of wonderful tote bags there great for that trip to the library or going to the doctors where you have to wait long enough to bring your crocheting. That special blanket you can get done while you wait. I don’t use the plastic bags at all they always seemed to end up as extra clutter around the house & could never fit all of them into that handy fabric bag holder. I’m glad there a way to recycle them now much to much is sent to the land fill.
I love this! I have one canvas bag & I finally have been remembering to bring it with me. I really need to get a few more though, 1 is enough if I ever get more then 12 items :)
I am now working on doing my part to help the environment by bringing my own bags when I shop. I have a few bags, but not nearly enough. My challenge, besides remembering to take them into the store (I am really good at remembering to put them in the trunk), is that I need to keep them light enough to carry into the house - I walk quite a distance from the garage and up several steps. I would love to fill these bags with fresh produce from our local farmers market! Thanks for the chance to win!
These bags are adorable!
I use some bags, but these are wayyyy cuter. Thanx 4 the chance!
The string bags remind me of my grandma.
Great contest! I'm trying to become more green and could sure use these.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I would love to use these on my next trip to grocery store.Great idea for a prize.
I have never used one, but I am willing to start!! Nice bag
WE keep extras in the car; bags that willrecycle witht he owners; no plastic, no paper no hardis for our environment. many Thanks!!! SW Best of luck to all who enter!!!!!!
I always have one in my purse.
PERFECT AND JUST WHAT i NEED.
I keep several in the trunk of my car. I mostly remember to take them into the store. When I forget, I usually just have the checker put the items back into the cart. Then I take the cart out to my car and put the items into my bags. Thanks for the contest.
~ These bags make sense. Great for the environment, reusable and easy to carry.~
I just started using them and could use another one!
Wow, these bags would be great!! I don't like having all the plastic bags laying around after I go grocery shopping. Thanks for this eco-friendly giveaway!!
I really need a push to be more environmentally conscious. If I win I hope I can start leaving the plastic bags in the store.
These bags are a great idea! I want to help and do my part.
This is great. We all need to start thinking green.
Keeping the world green - great prize!
The wife would love this
The reusable ones are everywhere now. I haven't put forth the effor to buy reusable bags. I'd love to help save the planet this way, so get me started. Thanks.
Count me in!
I've always hated the plastic bags at the shopping center; it is very wise to reuse.
I've just recently purchased reusable bags from Kroger, and I'm starting to get in the habit of using them. I'd love to win these bags; thanks!
I am trying to bring my own bags to the supermarket, but only have two reusable ones, which won't hold up for a big trip.
Very useful and trendy! Would love to put these to use!
please enter me :)
ty!! 4 the great contest!
I have not yet used reusable bags when doing grocery shopping, and know that I really should - it especially would come in handy at Sam's Club where you don't get any bags at all to haul your purchases home in.
I enjoy my reusable bags.
The produce bags I saw on your website ia a sensational idea!
It would help so much if all states would agree to get rid of those plastic grocery bags! Bravo to the states who have already done so.
I would love to have these for the market. Thank you for this giveaway.
We could use these
I like these bags. I would love to win.
The mrs would love this...she likes these a lot
What a great idea-I love these bags.
I'm just switching to using my own bags now, so this would be great.
Beautiful colors for a beautiful world--sure beats the boring bags I have now!
I love the bags! So helpful. Thanks for the contest!
I lived with my family in Japan when I was younger and Mom always shopped with string bags. They didn't have "paper or plastic" bags and you brought your own. I still like using the string bags.
Earthday is coming so it's eco this and eco that. These bags are fashionable. Let's hope the trend continues.
yes, use 2 resusable totes but can use more, because I still end up using a few store bags on a big trip!
Love the ecobags, so cool
These are beautiful, I'd love some!
I am really trying to go green. This would be great.
My mother-n-law uses these, so I bought 2, I really enjoy having them verses the plastic.
These are so nice!
You know, since Earth Day, I've been realizing just how much the little things can make a difference. I have never used reusable bags but firmly believe they should be a part of everyone's shopping routine. I would love to win these and get started on doing my bit for the environment.
The reusable bags are so much more fun than the boring old store bags anyhow!
I have been using reusable bags for about 6 months now, and love how durable they are!
I am weaning myself off of plastic bags, so I would really love to win these great reusable bags!
I have been wanting to get some reusable bags, but I haven't been able to find the extra money to buy them. This would be really great, thanks for the chance.
Just what I need!
This is good
I bought one from Kroger and use it often but when I forget I use paper bags. Then I use the paper bags to put my newspapers in untill I take them all too the recycling center in which the paper bag is recycled as well. I think the reusable bags are such a great idea though. The thought of all those plastic bags in landfills just sitting there for years and years is just so sad.
Great idea! I have 1-2 bags like theses but could use more. I always keep my plastic bags in the car to recycle. Thanks.
This would be a great add to my "changing" from living outrageously to living green for life...would love this prize, Please count me in!!!
I have a reusable bag for groceries but having two would be fantastic! Pick me!
I could use these nice bags
Very nice bags...would get a lot of use in our home.
Please enter me.
These bags are super cool!
It's easy being green!
I don't use reusable bags... I always mean to buy some and then when I get to the checkout counter I get distracted and I forget. So once again I bring home the plastic ones. I do have faith that I'll remember one of these days though!
Wow!!I really could use one of these.
I love these bags! I actually knit a couple a few years ago, but they are now in bad shape because I use them all of the time.
These look great. I love the colors.
Trying to remember to always have the reusable bags in the car for unplanned shopping stops! We all need to learn and practice green habits.
I'm slowly building my reusable bag collection - would love to win and add to it!
How cool! Thank you. Please enter me.
I love the look of the string bags and they seem very practical too!
I live these bags. I have some plain canvas ones I use but these are so cute.
I'm trying to become more earth friendly and "Go Green". This bag will help me. I've been taking some bags to the grocery store with me, but haven't completely made the switch over. I'd like to do more.
My wife and I love using bags like this for all kinds of uses
I like how low profile the bags are. They will be easy to keep in the car and use them when I need them.
please enter me thank you
I am starting to use theses bags. I hope I win.
I never thought that I could change, but I now carry a few re-usable bags with me to the supermarket. Feel good about it too! GO GREEN!
I do use reusable bags but it's just good for the environment
My daughter has been urging me to get (and use!) them. It sounds great, but I tend to get so much at a time, and I've mostly only seen fairly small bags available. These sound really good.
Oh, loving those bags, so much cuter than our canvas ones. At least we use them, right?
I want to win!
This is a good time to go green.
Would LOVE to win this bag!! Thank you for the opportunity! GO GREEN!!
Thank you for this opportunity to take another step toward going green!! :)
I was just thinking og getting some bags for shopping these look great.
I don't currently use reusable bags at the grocery store. We only shop once a week. With a family of 6, we would need a lot of them. I liked her idea of bringing along your own bags and using paper for the rest. We do always ask for paper bags and then we reuse those. Boy does it make some of those baggers annoyed to have to use paper. I am not sure why. I guess because it takes a couple of extra seconds to get them out.
I've been looking for bags like these!
These would be great to have!
I think these cool bags could be used for more than just groceries. I might use them for traveling, picnics, a book bag, dirty laundry, clean laundry. I could maybe even ditch my purse.
Using tote and string bags is a great way to help our planet. Down with plastic bags! Thanks for the great giveaway.
These are great tips. It was actually my kids who got me started recycling many years ago. Our neighbors laugh at how large our recycle is and how little trash we have. I'd love to win these, thanks for offering them.
We've been trying to use the reusable shopping bags. I only have 4 so I need more.
I remember women using bags like these back in the 60's. One good thing to go retro on!!! I would love to have these bags in the back of my truck for all of my shopping.
Please enter my name, THANKS!!!
Our store is going to start charging for bags, so you can never have toomany of these!
I really need these. I don't have enough reusable grocery bags and these would really help.
made it in under the wire
I have recently started reusing bags for food, etc. Would love to try your bags!
I love these! I've just started looking up "patterns" to try to make my own, but would love to win one as it'd be so much faster.
I like the Sigg Traveler Water Bottle: Violet
Handy item,Thanks for the sweep
love the idea of the resuable bag!!!!
I hope i win the
I would use it to carry items, this would
be a first for me
These would be nice bags to carry my books and paperwork in.
re=useable is the way to go!
Enter me please
I WOULD LIKE TO WIN THIS!
Cool contest - what a way to celebrate Earth Day!
count me in.
I've always wanted a string bag. I have some other "green bags" but I think the string bag would be good for most produce.
Love these Bags.......
These are great!
the bags are cool. enter me please
The string bags remind me of my grandmother too! I use wax paper sandwich bags instead of plastic because they remind me of her too ... plus, some kid at our school science fair did an experiment on eco-friendliness where he buried different sandwich bags for a couple of weeks, then unearthed them to see what had happened. The crinkly, retro wax bags were reduced to a shred or two. The plastic? Like new, of course.
Anything Green is good for me.
sign me up
I do use reusable bags, they are very sturdy and with the handles easier for me to carry. I keep them in the car so I do not forget them
Sure could use this, I'm really trying to use only reusable shopping bags and I have been doing it for the food store but want to start with all shopping - this would help.
I've been seriously considering using reusable shopping bags. Now all I have to do is convince my husband that they're not "dorky!"
string bags look very European and that fits my style
just to cute
I need to be more vigilant with using my canvas bags when I shop. My grandma made some for our family since I wanted to reduce the plastic bags that are collecting under my kitchen sink, but I wasn't too taken with the fabrics... so I now only use them when I go to the gym. I need to get better and set a better example for our family, too!
I have to admit, I do not use a reusable bag, but I plan to get one soon for quick trips (or I'd love to win some) :)
but I will say that I keep all my plastic/paper bags and we reuse every one of them! so I'm not ready to go with reuseable everytime since I will reuse the others!
I'm trying hard to be more "green" -- winning this contest would help a lot!
no more 'paper or plastic'
these look so great, count me in!
These would be perfect for the farmer's market.
i don't, but i don't have one. i would love to use one
I have one canvas bag, but I could certainly use another one and I really like that string bag. Thanks for the giveaway!
I try to remember to bring my bags, but it doesn't always work!
Count me in!
Hope these bags come my way. I am trying to go "green".
Love these bags. Thanks for the giveaway.
I definitely use reuseable canvas bags for groceries. At one store I go to, they leave their cardboard boxes from shipments of groceries near the exit so that people can use cardboard boxes instead of bags. Plus, you can only get plastic bags if you pay for them. Very green!
I work at the fresh market and sell reusable bags every day but would love to own and show off one of these!
these bags are beautiful and kind to the enviroment
I've never used these types of bags for shopping, but they look awesome I would love to use them, would make it alot easier. Count me in
I bought one of these in Greece back in the 80's. Every housewife there could be seen carrying one and I love mine. It is now time for a new one..The brighter the better
I like the woven bags! Tres earthy and chic! I love the way you highlight small business owners!
These bags are awesome! I have some that have been going strong for 17 years!
Thanks for the giveaway!
i want to win
Great Prize !!
I could use one of these to leave in the car and use when I just have to run into the store for a few items.
String Bags are the best. Remind me of the 1960's, which was a great decade to be alive
Here I pride myself on my eco awareness and I don't even possess one reusable shopping bag! Bad me.
Great for shopping.
This would be a great prize to win, thanks for the contest!
I would love to win this.
I would love to get these. I'm ashamed to admit I use those stupid plastic grocery store bags; but I need to stop--I'm somewhat prevented by the price of the reusable ones, but I need to just go for it. Tomorrow is Earth Day. Maybe I should make a point to buy some reusable grocery bags tomorrow.
I love carrying all types of bags!
I would love to have one of these. They are attractive and would really serve a good purpose for the environment. Please count me in. Thanks!
These are great, they look like they can hold a ton of stuff too!
Excellent bags! Thank you for this giveaway!
Gotta be GREEN!
They are all very european looking, very classic look
I use tote bags to go grocery shopping with, so this would definitely come in handy!!
We only shop twice a MONTH and still use cloth bags. Seriously, it can be done!!
These are great!! I am slowly trying to convert myself to using the Earth Friendly bags @ the store. Thanks!!
Thank you for having this contest. I really appreciate it.
I'd love to have one, very handy
I have a number of reuseable bags that I have collected but they never seem to be enough. I feel like a dope using a reuseable bag and then having to finish bagging with plastic. I could use another one!
would love to win these!
These bags are very cute and usefull. I keep canvas bags in my car in case of emergency store visits. These are even better.
French Basket, Purple Weave ;-) Thanks.
i could really use those :0)
reusable nags are great!
Nice bags, great for our environment too. Thanx for the contest.
Love, love, love the canvas bags! These ones are stylish to boot... Also love that they have different sizes.
THANK YOU GOD BLESS
These are great! No more plastic...........
Love the string bag! I recently started using canvas bags for my groceries & I love it. Mine hold as much as a paper bag, but have handles like a plastic bag. So convenient!
These bags are so cool.
Down with plastic bags!
Such a great idea to use a reusable bag. Everyone should do this.
I like that the string bag can expand and can hold oddly shaped items. Erica, I quit using plastic produce bags a long time ago, I always put one of the little hand shopping baskets in my cart to hold all my produce, plus smaller items.
I've been using reusable bags at the grocery for a while now, and I find that three or four reusable bags can easily hold a cartfull of groceries for me (vs. about 10 plastic bags). I think the string bags would be good to keep in my purse for when I go to other stores or to use for produce (I'm guilty of still using the plastic produce bags!)
i love these bags!
I would love to try these
i could really use this
Oh! How I will use it every day!
Great for shopping trips. Anything and I mean ANYTHING one can do to help this planet helps.
It would give my wife and I more incentive to use the earth-friendly bags. She has made several commements about using them. We recycle, and use energy saving bulbs, why not save on the plastic as well!
I have one that has had lots of use and is truly wearing out. I would love another! These travel easily anywhere and are so easy and convenient to use.
Wonderful bag! I hope I win it!
I have some eco friendly bags from Vons and Trader Joes and my small local market, I am trying to remember to use them,I would love to win one of these great looking string bags, Thanks for the chance to win one
This is something my wife could use....
These are realy great bags!
I really need one of thease.
I try to do all my grocery shopping for the week in one trip (for two adults and a toddler). I have three large tote-style bags that I bought at the supermarket. I am usually able to fit all my groceries in them (when I remember to bring them with me).
earth day is my birthday so i have to be green! as soon as i empty my shopping totes they go right back into my car so i dont forget them. i also invested in some sigg metal water bottles for my whole family-no more cases of plastic bottles. i have discovered the great cleaning qualities of baking soda and lemon juice-goodbye chemical cleaners in plastic bottles!!!!
I have a few bags, the challenge is just remembering to use them every time. I'm getting better and use them most of the time. I have a couple of large ones that can hold a ton of stuff, as much as 5 or more as the plastic bags, they are great for those stock-up shopping trips.
The string bags offered in the contest are great -- can be used for many things... hauling stuff to the beach, dry cleaners, school, and of course for groceries too. Great giveaway idea -- Thanks!
I have a bunch of Trader Joe's canvas bags, and a couple of insulated bags for frozen and refrigerated items. I always use them at Trader Joe's, and to pack up my Sam's Club purchases once I get to the car (they don't have bags, and everything needs to be in plain sight for the employee who checks receipts against cart contents at the door.) I usually forget to take my bags into other stores, but I'm trying to do better, and I often use them to haul things back and forth to church for activities.
I recently saw ECOBAGS® on another site, and really like the string bags. Thanks for offering the giveaway!
I would sure love to win this! A great useable win :)
I used reusable cloth grocery bags when I lived in Germany (everyone does there pretty much). I am from the US and I wondered why more people here don't reuse their bags or get cloth ones. The Ecobags look great, I would love to add to my bag collection lol.
love to win this
I would love to have one!
Maybe one of these great bags will remind me to USE THEM!
i was thinking about buying some bags locally, but would rather win a couple if I can ;)
I don't currently re-use bags at the grocery - but if I won these I would definitely use them over and over.
We all need a few of these! Thanks
These are such a good idea, and I love how they fold up so small so you can carry them in your purse and hardly even notice them!!!
I love these bags :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
I use some kind of reusable bag if I'm only going for a couple items, but most of the time I shop for like two weeks at a time. I'd have to have 30 bags for that, so I don't do it. I would like a few bags, though, so that I can make more of an effort. Thanks!
We are really trying to go green in everyway possible
I'm trying to be green. Sometimes I feel like Kermit though.
I reuse my plastic bags and recycle them at the grocery.
I reuse my plastic bags every week. I keep them in the back of my car and take them in with me with my coupons. Wow your bags would sure be a big and stylish step up for me.
I buy groceries and use reusable bags since I walk home and cheap disposible ones break.
Very cute bags, green and chic
these would be a big help in my effort to be as green as i can
What a neat idea!
I would like these.
I was having a hard time remembering to take my canvas bags to the store, so now the first thing that goes on my grocery list every week is "TAKE BAGS". I also put a couple in my car, so if I make a quick stop at the store without going home, I have some with me. I'd really love to have a couple of bags that don't have grocery store logos on them however.
I recycle. Thanks
i love the great colors.. already use a tote but this one is way cool...maybe my daughter will be motivated to use it
Green is the only wat to go. Save our EARTH!! She needs us now.
What a great prize!!! Count me in:)
I try to leave mine in my car because I often go to the grocery on the spur of the moment.
My boys are really pushes us to go green. They would be so proud of me if I used these bags.
if i had them i would use them.
Thanks for this interview! I've been thinking about re-usable grocery bags for a while.
I could use this.
I would love one of these!
I have a lot of canvas bags I keep in the trunk of my car and use every time I go to the store. This bag would be a great addition.
I like bags I can use for fresh produce. Soon the countryside will be dotted with stands and the pick your own places will be be opening. In the mean-time pick your store.
I try to use reusable bags so I can save the envoirnment.
Wonderful bag! I hope I win it!
This prize might save a tree.
I use reusable bags almost everywhere. I keep a few in my car at all times...just in case.
I really like the ECOBAGS & hope to win!
I've never owned a re-usable grocery bag. I would like to start using them. I would also use them for my armfuls of library books.
I'd love to add these to my collection
I was converted to using canvas totes for groceries for a few months ago, but have been feeling guilty about the plastic produce bags that I've still been using for my produce selections. These bags would put my guilty conscience at ease. And it would also do away with my toddler finding the plastic bag stash in the kitchen when my back is turned (no more plastic bags to pull out of the cupboard!).
Very nice! :)
My sister would adore these
Children learn quickly about recycling and being green. It's the adults that have a hard time changing their ways.
This would be fantastic!! I use a large wicker basket for planned market trips, but as you said, the string bag would be nice to throw in my purse and use during the unexpected stop at the store. And the tote bag will have a permanent home in my car for the same unexpected stops (or just overflow!). Thanks, this is a great giveaway and way to be green!!
This is good. lol to all
This is what I need!!. I have other reusable bags but always forget about them, they are too bulky to keep in my car all the time. These would be perfect. Love the colors!
Love the ecobags...we have begun taking bags with us to the store...we could use a couple more bags and these look great!
Love re-usable bags for any type of shopping. Grocery most. Need more so I can keep enough in the car. I bring them in and them forget to bring them back to car.
Thank you for the chance to get another eco-bag.
I have been wanting to purchase bags like these and totes. They would be so much more stylish to carry around plus it would help our earth. I usually try to reuse my plastic bags that I get from the store. I normally go shopping at the bigger stores every two to three weeks for my family a four so I have a lot of bags to get.
Instead of keeping my bags in my car trunk, I think I'm going to hang them from the dry cleaning hooks in the backseat so I remember to bring them into the store with me.
This would be great, it's time for more people to get on board with this.
The string bags appear to very European in design to me. They remind me of all French women going to market.
I like going to trader joes with my reusable bags bc you get entered into a drawing for free groceries. As someone who has used canvas bags for a long time, I think its neat to give an initiative to those who may not have thought about how important reusing is. I like the ecobags bc i think they will be good for fruit at the farmers market.
I've been using reusable shopping bags for years. I use a canvas shopping bag as a purse. That way small items I get though out the day can just be dropped inside with my wallet. I have had to scold Wal-Mart cashiers and managers for not wanting to allow me to use bags that had other stores logos on them. I usually get my way when I point out how it shows people walking into the store as I'm leaving that even though I may shop at other stores, I still shop Wal-Mart LOL!
Please enter me
these are chic enough to use everyday
These bags make so much sense. They are not only great for the environment since they are reusable, they are also easy to carry.
I love all things green! Count me in.
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This is great. I'd love to have it in my truck so whenever I run to the store for anything, I have them with me. We just bought 5 reusable bags, and I feel amazing about it!!
I have a hard time remember to bring the bag I have, though mine usually has library books in it
I'm ashamed to admit that I have two canvas bags that I purchased at my local grocery store to start using and have never used them. Never! They just sit there. Every time I go grocery shopping I forget them. When I come home with even MORE plastic bags I remember that I should have brought my reusable bags! Fortunately, we do use a lot of our grocery bags because where I live they give you blue plastic bags for groceries (or paper bags, of course) and then you use the blue plastic bags for recycling. So, we aren't TOTALLY wasteful, but I do need to start using them! All this Earth Day stuff is reminding me to be a little more conscious in any way that I can, and this is certainly one very easy way!
I would love to win those bags, they would (hopefully!) give me that little *push* to start being a little more green!
I have a good set of basic canvas grocery type bags that I *try* to remember to use - they really are great, not only because they're earth-friendly, but they hold way more & are far sturdier than plastic bags (no more bags breaking midway to the kitchen). They also stay upright in the back of my car, instead of rolling all around & spilling, like the plastics. I have 5 bags, and that's usually plenty for our weeks worth of groceries for our family of 4. BUT, I'd love to win another, especially the cute string bag!
The string bags remind me of my grandma, she always used to keep one to take to the market, even in the '80s...