Do you keep your shopping bags?

Philippines
September 17, 2008 10:27am CST
I was cleaning my room earlier and I realized that I have actually kept several shopping bags in my cabinet. I am referring to those paper bags where stores put the stuffs you buy from them. All of them are still in mint condition. Sometimes, I grab one or two so that I can bring some stuffs to and from work. I find them really handy. At the same time, I need not use plastic bags to package some stuff. How about you? Do you keep shopping bags for future use or do you just throw them away?
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@carolscash (9502)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I keep the plastic bags that I get at the store and use for trash bags in the bathroom. However, if I get paper bags, I recycle them with newspapers at our local library. I have bought several canvas bags now and intend to use them most of the time so that I don't have so much waste and help with the environment.
• Philippines
17 Sep 08
It's nice to do something we love like shopping and yet, help save our environment by recycling...
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@gabbana (1815)
• China
17 Sep 08
yeah, i do. since i do shopping so often, i save all the beautiful shopping bags for later use.
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• Philippines
17 Sep 08
I also keep the more beautiful shopping bags for later use...
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@rainmark (4307)
17 Sep 08
Everytime we come home from shopping i always keep those shopping bags and use it again when we have a food shop. Some of it , i used as a bin for leftovers and rubbish.The nice shopping bags is used by my hubby to pack his work stuff.
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• Philippines
17 Sep 08
Keep up the good practice rainmark!
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Yes, I use them to put dirty diapers in. Or, I will use them to throw clothes out to the Salvation Army.. Or, I will use them to clean out junk that I no longer want in my home.. But, they are used, I will tell you that..
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@neildc (17257)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
23 Sep 08
We all know how desperate our lives without these plastic bags when it is time to travel or when it is time to shop in the market. Everytime we came from shopping in malls and department stores, we always keep these plastics.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
17 Sep 08
Most of the time I take my plastic carrier bags back to the recycle bin in the supermarket. But there is the odd time that I get a really nice carrier bag and I just have to keep it. I do not tend to keep any paper ones though. I have a re usable shopping bag that I use for my shopping so I do not end up with as many shopping bags as normal.
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@megrez (11)
11 Apr 11
Before I keep all shopping bags either plastic or paper, big or small but now I just choose those that still usable and throw those that are not. I recycle those chosen plastic through using it as a trash bags or for storage purposes.
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@jannray (20)
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
I usually kept shopping bags. I put my stuffs there when ever I go somewhere. Even though its just a shopping bags it still look good when you used it. I find it very usable and it helps in reducing the use of plastic bags. Plus you also contribute to have a clean environment
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@Marikaru (47)
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
Yes I do keep shopping bags for the purpose of throwing garbage. Instead of using garbage bags I use shopping bags. It is very useful whenever I go the market; I bring with me some extra. Maybe because when I was a kid I used to see my Lola keeping them and asked then told me the purpose. So, until now I thank my Lola for that.
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10 Apr 11
yes of course... it can be used as bags to carry my things in school and it is more presentable than plastic bags..
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• Philippines
10 Apr 11
I keep paper bags that i think is useful.Because when i need to bring something and i want to be comfortable i usually put them in a paper bag.That is very important because you can save your money buying bags to put your stuff.
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10 Apr 11
i always keep shopping bags. because its expensive if every time i need it i will buy. it is where i put my books or any thing that i need to bring to school or anywhere i wish to go. this papers bags are helpful for me because most of my bags are small. and also it is handy.
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@jhoverly (21)
• Philippines
10 Apr 11
When buying something, I prefer them to be in paper bags. I am the type of person that keep paper bags and even plastic bags that has design. I keep them for future use because sometimes, I don't like to hold plastic bags that are just ordinary and I believe that some people also are like me. The purpose of companies that are using paper bags is that, for the consumers to recycle it. And paper bags are more comfortable to hold than plastic bags.
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@khatty01 (32)
9 Apr 11
Shopping bags and plastic bags are very useful. It is environmentally healthy if we are going to reuse and recycle those things. Since then, me & my sister love to keep shopping bags. It's a good idea to keep them for future use. We could use them in many ways like we can make them as trash bags & we could also store our things there.
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• Philippines
9 Apr 11
yes definitely. i collect paper bags.i have more that 50 kinds of paper bags from different stores.sometimes i use paper bags rather than the usual bags like back pack or mailman bag.yes it is really handy to carry paper bags and you can put it down even if the floor or ground is dirty when you are tired carrying it.paper bags have different sizes that you can choose when you only want to carry few things instead of using a bag and it is more environment friendly than using plastics.
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9 Apr 11
for me i always kept them for my future use, most especially that i always brought with me my uniform at work so i need to have an available plastic bags for my use the next day or the time when i have to replace my old plastic bag.
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7 Apr 11
Yes i do it also. Especially me as an athlete i'll be needing some paper bags to put all my shorts,extra shirts and shoes for my training. I hate throwing something if i know that it can be use again.
@fergus (820)
• Ireland
17 Apr 09
Hi, No i keep mine aswell they come in handy sometimes i bring them with me when going to the shops.
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@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
17 Mar 09
I keep it for future use. It's really useful and needed to my life. I use it for pack thing, or put on my trash bin and other things I can use. I also have a lot but I manage them quite well so it's not mess up my room. And I even find out that to manage the shopping bag makes me stay calm and relax to think of the time I bought things. Perhaps, you can try that!
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@sedeta (19)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
My Shopping bags are kept in place and treat is as souvenirs especially If I went shopping on a place for the first time. I really don't know why but its instinct. Well my problem is this, although I keep it, I'm always tempted to use them instead of plastics. There's a lot of them that you can consider fashionable (and you can flaunt it at the same time geez. Well at least, it does serve more that its purpose and helps me practice my multitasking skills (Flaunting, and fashion show.. just kidding though ^_^) and it does a lot of help in our environment.
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