Last year all of the grocery stores here in Ontario and I believe across Canada as a whole started charging 5 cents for plastic grocery bags. This of course was a way to remind people that plastic bags aren’t good for the environment and that we should be bringing our reusuable bags to the store every time we come.
This didn’t bother us all that much as we’d been using cloth reusuable bags for years. The only time we use plastic bags these days is when we forget to bring our bags from our home. The reason this happens is because when we bring our groceries home and unpack it we place the cloth bags on our enclosed front porch and whichever of us goes to the car next is to put them in the trunk … well that doesn’t always happen! Which is of course the reason why we sometimes show up at the grocery store and need to buy plastic bags … or carry our items out in our hands. LOL
I think I might buy a few more custom tote bags so we’ll always have some in the car. I’d like to find some large, yet really thin ones that I could fold up and put in my purse too. Then we’d never ever need to buy a plastic bag at any store ever again.
Do you use clothe bags when you go shopping? If you don’t – Why not?