reusable shopping bags- BAGGUS

United States
April 23, 2008 12:10am CST
In searching a bit about the electrical info I just posted, and other ways to "go green" (searches I got PAID for, btw, check out my profile) I remembered these shopping bags I saw once. They are called BAGGUs. http://baggubag.com/ (you can buy them on amazon.com, too, but you have to get all the same color and you can't get the nifty carrying bag for them from amazon). My mom has another kind that just fold in half- they are like a paper bag but made of cloth. It is sort of a pain because they're just in the way in the house or the car, you have to remember to take them with you and it's not like they just stick in your purse because they're so big. I think the BAGGU style looks great and I plan to get some when I have the extra money. I hate having all of the plastic shopping bags around, too. Though I do take them to Walmart for recycling...when I remember. lol I think the cashiers would like them, too, because they have handles just like their shopping bags so they would slide right on those little arms. (I recently overheard a cashier complaining that the reusable bags would fall over when they were trying to fill them sometimes...he said was all for using them, but that was his main issue as a cashier). Anyway, do you use reusable bags when you go shopping?
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@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Funny you should ask, I just bought my 1st reusable bag yesterday from Walgreens for only .99. I carried the things I purchased from there home in it. I liked it , seemd to hold all my stuff even the 2 liter bottle of soda, it had a nice steardy insert to place at the bottom to give it more strength. Like you I am sick of all the plastic bags I get, this should help alot I think. My only worries is I may forget to bring it with me, so I thought since it was so cheap I would get one more, and leave one in the car and one in the house, just rotate them as I go. It really was a nice bag for just .99
@ebsharer (5516)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I didn't know Walgreens had them I will have to check them out! I bought the ones from Target. I keep 6 in my car when I take them in the house and empty them I bring them back to my car so not to forget them the next time I go out.
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I do admit that I still mainly use plastic bags and I do recycle them. I have a few of the cloth ones but not enough for when I do my big shopping. I plan on having my kids make some more bags for me.
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@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
23 Apr 08
Yes I have about 5 purple cloth type bags that I use for shopping, here in Australia they are thinking of putting a tax on the plastic bags but I think they should give a discount to those that use their own bags and the cost of plastic bags were always built tinto the overall cost of things anyway so i think people would get more inspired to used their own bags if they got a discount...
@ShepherdSpy (8561)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
24 Apr 08
Tesco in the UK have a loyalty card that you collect points on shopping with..reusing a carrier bag or bringing a bag of your own for the shopping allows you "Green" extra points for your account..I usually keep a reusable bag in the car for occasional shopping trips,and I try not to use carrier bags where possible,...
• United States
24 Apr 08
No, I don't us reusable bags when I shop. I do plan to start though. I don't shop much so I won't need many. I'll probably forget to bring them a couple of times. But I'm tired of seeing all those other ones in trees, it's time we try something different.
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• Canada
23 Apr 08
hi above31rubies, i shop for 7 people every week and have recently switched over to cloth bags because the new place i shop at charges five cents for a plastic bag! i am that crazy lady you see carrying in a large armfull of cloth bags that take up about a third of the cart! i have one complaint about the cloth bags...i have nothing to put the kitties poop in!
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
23 Apr 08
What a great idea! I've made crochet net shopping bags. But they don't stand up to be filled. I wonder if I can sew something that works like the plastic bags but are reusable. Yes, I recycle the plastic bags but usually use paper bags. I keep saying I'm going to take the paper bags back to the store and reuse them. But I never remember. I think I will just put a bunch of them in the car so they will be there when I next shop. And I'll work on sewing something that works like the plastic bags with handles. Thanks!
23 Apr 08
That's a super idea to have ones that you can fold away. I carry a big canvas bag with me so I don't need plastic ones, but sometimes it gets too full and I wish I had another bag I could whip out.
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@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
23 Apr 08
This would be the first time i've actually ever seen this style of a bag before.. I know they made some like hot and cold bags.. My dad loved them.. However my mom never uses the reusable ones anymore she'd rather go to the store and get the plastic ones and than complain she has to many of those lol... I wouldn't mind getting the reusable ones for sure.. They do look pretty neat as I've seen what they looked like... Maybe I may even get a few of them for when I go shopping!
@ebsharer (5516)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I faithfully use reusable shopping bags. I have six in my car and six in my husbands car. If I am doing a big grocery shop or some thing I grab the ones out of his or my car peding which one I am taking. I bring them with me EVERY WHERE!! I got mine from Target. They are $1.49 each and I'll tell you the BEST I have seen. They are the biggest ones I have seen at any store, the most sturdy, and the handels are big enough to actually put the bag on your shoulder. Honestly I didn't think I would be one of those "go green" people but after buying one of the bags I couldn't stop myself. I have always been an all year Christmas shopper and normally have a gift bag for each person in my attic and as I buy things I put it in there bags. This year I bought everyone one of these bags and I am putting there presents in it. I figure I'll start every one off on there "go green" bags!
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Actually, I do use the canvas bags that I have from the store most of the time. I do forget if I don't put them back into the car when I am done with them. I would like to see stores offer a discount for anyone who uses them as I think that more people would do it.
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
Yeah I've heard about that one too. They look good even just for a shopping bag. Really helpful especially now that every topic and theme or idea is centered on helping Mother Earth and Global warming. And for the question, yeah I sometimes use reusable bags when shopping. I like them better than some that I get from the stores where I buy my stuffs ;]
@digerati (287)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
hi above31rubies, it's a great idea that people learn more than recycling and now reusing... it's one way or another helping this Earth less dirtier... we have some at home... advocating this, digerati
@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I am guilty of not doing that. I have tote bags that I can use and when I remember to grab them I use them but I ususally just get the bags I am given at the grocery store. If I go to save a lot, I skip the bag if I am with my daughter and her boyfriend (car) and use a box to bring my stuff home in. If I am not in a car, then I have to buy their bags $.10 a peice to get my groceries home. I need to remember to bring those totes with me when I go, that is $.50 I can save. I use the bags from wal-mart, grocery store for garbage. I don't purchase garbage bags.