Monday, June 23, 2008

Goodbye George & Hello Reusable Bags


The comedian George Carlin died yesterday.....whoa is me.



That dude was awesome...peace out George. Thanks for pushing the envelope.

"The wisest man I ever knew taught me something I never forgot.
And although I never forgot it, I never quite memorized it either.
So what I'm left with is the memory of having learned something very wise
that I can't quite remember." -GC

"I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death." -GC

Now lets move on to a product review.

You probably know that reusablebags.com is a great place to shop for such things.

This online store is where I purchased these top o' the line bags for my family.

Pros:


Very sturdy


Holds A LOT of stuff...these are the size of a traditional paper bag...but with handles!


Stays open for easy packing and folds up flat...just like paper bags.


Made from 50% recycled content..including plastic bottles


The produce bags are made of organic cotton and are very large


Made using fair wages / fair labor


Washable


Makes a great gift (I gave a set to my parents)


Are handy for carrying anything..not just groceries. I use them for overnight trips, picnics etc.


Helps make a difference in the war against the plague of plastic bags:


"Over a billion single-use plastic bags are given out for free each day. But as the old adage says, nothing comes for free. Here are some facts to illustrate the actual costs paid by our environment and society for the fleeting convenience of unlimited, free, single-use plastic bags. To see the real costs, we must look at the "cradle to grave" multiple impacts and the effects of each phase of a bag's life."

Cons:


You have to remember to bring them into the store with you for them to work :)


They are pricey ($50 plus shipping) - but you are getting a set of 8


They are not as pretty and cool as other brands


They are so big that sometimes they may be filled too heavy for some folks (so they need to remind the bagger to fill them only half way etc)



Overall...I am very happy with this set...

thanks Marissa for the recommendation!








4 comments:

Zip n Tizzy said...

By George... you will be missed!

Am thoroughly enjoying your blog.

love reusable bags but also forget to put mine in the car...oops!

Anonymous said...

you are welcome! hopefully more people will check them out see how great they are, buy them for themselves and help save the planet at the same time. I enjoy mine and so does my mother. Glad to hear you are enjoying yours. Marissa

Irish Mom said...

i just blogged about the same thing!! Sometimes I forget, but I really do make an effort.

Lindsey said...

This is why I love you.

I have the regular old re-bags but do I ever remember to put the damn thangs in my car?! No! I'm gonna put them in a pile by the front door right now.