I Can’t Live Without Envirosax Shopping Bags!

I’ll admit, I was a skeptic. $8 for a shopping bag, are you kidding me? With a family of six, I often have 20 bags of groceries to unload. That would be $160 for recyclable grocery bags. And that doesn’t even include groceries! There’s got to be an alternative.

Let me save you the pain. I’ve tried every alternative. I tried the bags you can get at the store for $.99, which are (I think) smaller than an actual plastic bag. I tried re-using my plastic bags from the last shopping trip. Paper, mesh, insulated – I tried them.

Envirosax Shopping Bags. They are amazing. They are made of thin (but super-strong) polyester, which means you can scrunch one up into a tiny ball and stick it in your purse and it weighs nothing. (I keep one in my purse at all times for the drugstore, bookstore… all those places where I used to get yet another plastic bag – no more!) You can throw them in the washing machine. They hold TWICE what a plastic grocery bag holds (which means I’ve reduced my load to 10 bags instead of 20). It has a nice wide handle so you can carry it on your shoulder. They are waterproof. They come in fun patterns. Have I sold you yet?

They also come in packs of 5, which, if you search around on the internet, you can usually find for a better deal than buying them individually. And trust me, if you only buy one, you will wish you bought more.

I used to cringe at the enormous pile of plastic bags left after I put away all my groceries. Even though I recycled them, I felt personally responsible for my little section of the ozone layer burning away. Going green can be expensive and I can’t always afford to go as green as I’d like. But Envirosax are one investment worth making.

You can read more about Sue’s grocery shopping and other adventures at My Party of 6.