Designate uses for your grocery bags—use specific bags for meat, produce, dairy, dry goods, etc.
It’s time for reusable bags to make a comeback.
October 19–25 is Waste Reduction Week. And this year, we’re all about making the switch from single-use plastic bags to more sustainable options.
We’ve gathered a few tips to help make this comeback one you won’t soon forget.
Clean your reusable bags after every time you shop.
Turn your bags inside out for better cleaning.
Not every reusable bag is created equally—keep washability, size, and durability in mind when choosing a reusable bag.
Do your research if it’s important that your reusable bag is also the most environmentally friendly option. Check the environmental impact of the material, the durability, and whether the material can be recycled.
Get creative! Laundry baskets, wicker baskets, crates, or boxes can all be used to transfer groceries.
Reusable bags shouldn’t just be used for groceries! Remember your reusables the next time you hit the mall or your favourite local shop.
Write ‘bags’ at the top of your grocery list to help make sure you don’t forget them when it’s time to go to the store.
Make it personal—try sewing or knitting your own bags or choosing bags with artwork or slogans that show off your personality.
Keep it clean! Don’t use reusable bags for other purposes like carrying gym clothes or other non-grocery items.