Ok, so I am not the greenest person I know. I vote Republican, own an SUV, leave my water running while I rinse off my dishes and can’t stomach the thought of messing with cloth diapers. I also will admit out loud to my loyal readers, Al Gore just bugs the crap out of me. The annoying intonations, the most disgusting public kiss ever witnessed, the constant kissing up to celebrities, and the grandious claims of internet invention. Actually, that’s pretty great he gave us that gift cause even if global warming causes the apocalypse tomorrow, I want to go out surfing People.com.
Anywho, I have been trying to make some small changes to our life to make this world a little better for my girls. I am an avid recycler, I am trying to make some of my own cleaning products and we have replaced most of our light bulbs with CFLs. But one of the things that has bothered me the most is the mountain of plastic bags that were accumulating in our house. So I decided to make the switch to re-usable bags.
My beef with re-usable bags is that they are so heinous looking. Why on God’s green earth does that matter? Cause if I am going to save the Earth, I still want to look good doing it. That is why I was thrilled to stumble up Envirosax. They just make the absolute cutest bags. You can buy them individually or in a set that fits into a tiny 9×6 pouch that fits right into your purse. The pouch contains 5 bags (that coordinate beautifully) and unroll to 19.5×16.5 and are really sturdy. I am amazed at how much I can stuff in that bag and I have never used all 5 while doing my big weekly shopping trip. According to their website, each bag holds the equivalent of 2 regular shopping bags.
Now if you want to be even more crunchy, you can buy reusable shopping bags made out of bamboo, linen, or hemp. They aren’t near as cute as the other ones, but perhaps if you are that crunchy you aren’t near as shallow about the appearance of your bag as I am. If you are, however, that shallow, you may be excited to know that Cameron Diaz apparently uses these bags. Feel free to strike a Charlie’s Angels pose as you are leaving the supermarket.