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by Kathleen Bartolomeo | 2007

Paper, plastic, or neither?

Reusable Shopping Bags

Discouraged by people using plastic bags and the stores not encouraging alternatives? Me too, but here are solutions. My sister and I went to the Green Festival in Washington, D.C. in early October and came across reusable long lasting shopping bags for $5. They are contained in a very small bag which a has a clip-on-latch that easily attaches to my purse or sits in my car. Anytime I am at a store, I say I don’t need paper or plastic but have my own bags. They come in great colors too. Visit

I also will be taking a foldable cart that can help when it is more than I can carry in bags. I saw most folks in Europe last spring with their own carts and hope this catches on here.


Kathleen Bartolomeo

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