Baggu: Reusable Bags27/09/2012
Starting October 1st, San Francisco’s checkout bag ordinance will go into effect. Under this law, retailers will be required to switch from plastic to paper bags (compostable is alright too), and customers who do not bring their own bags will be charged $0.10 for each bag provided by the retailer. Around the country, many other cities are adopting this same movement towards going green. If this is happening in your city (or if you just want to be more green), I recommend Baggu bags for your grocery/Target runs. Those boat-sized bags that they used to sell for $1.99 at Costco were awesome too, but I haven’t seen them at my local Costco for awhile. I like Baggu over other brands that I’ve tried because (1) the shorter handle allows me to carry the groceries with my hands vs my shoulders – and that seems more like a manly way to carry groceries to me, (2) the gussets along the bottom allow easy carry of milk/eggs, (3) they are extremely durable and holds up to 50lbs, and (4) they fold neatly into a flat square – which means they will fit nicely into a back pocket.
You can buy them online at the Baggu site (link below) or you can email them for a list of local vendors in your area. Regular sized Baggus are $9/ea (or 3+ for $8.50/ea; 6+ for $7.50/ea). Big Baggus (and these are HUGE) are $12/ea.