When it comes to bagging groceries I can give myself a straight A because I always keep reusable sacks in the trunk of my car. However when it comes to those plastic produce bags, I fail. I try to avoid using them, but sometimes I just can't help wrapping up a head of lettuce or other produce in a plastic bag to help keep it fresh.
There are ways to reuse those plastic bags and even to recycle them, but the best thing to do is to just avoid using them altogether.
There are earth-friendlier alternatives to plastic produce bags, from unbleached cotton gauze bags to post-consumer recycled mesh bags. If you like to do things yourself, you can make your own bags with a little help from other crafty mothers. Now I'm definitely done with plastic produce bags!