What to Do About Plastic Produce Bags?

What to Do About Plastic Produce Bags?

Stephanie Kinnear
Jan 14, 2008

By this time, if you regularly read blogs like this one, we imagine you are at least trying your best to forgo plastic grocery bags in favor of reusable totes. But what are you doing about those pesky plastic produce bags?

They seem so pointless. But still, when you're buying a pound of Brussels sprouts, what else can you do?

Vanessa over at Green as a Thistle is trying Organic Cotton Mesh Produce Bags ($2.95) from reusablebags.com.

We've done our best to just ignore plastic produce bags. They're unnecessary for things like celery and carrots. We don't even feel too bad about a few loose apples rolling around in our shopping basket.

But, when it comes to Brussels sprouts (our favorite winter vegetable) or nuts, or other bulk items like dry beans we need something -- so these reusable ones are probably worth the small investment.

What do you do about produce bags?

image via resuablebags.com

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