Lets face it, unless we put all our rubbish right into the Garbage Bin, we need to 1st place it into a plastic bag...that's in the bin in the kitchen...right?
So I don't buy plastic bags, I reuse mine in the kitchen that I got my shopping with.
I do use canvas ones at Aldi when I shop, as there plastic bags ar to me not very bio.D....they are made of a thick plastic, and sure you can reuse them, but I think they are not a good way to go.They won't break-down for a while I
would think..... :( they should not even sell them!
i also do not buy garbage bags, I reuse the plastic shopping bags for the rubbish just the right size for the container in the kitchen.. re aldi when I shop there it is just a matter of taking the trolley to the car park and loading everything into bags or basket in the boot of the car, very easy. I also carry a container for cold items when I remember to place it in the car.
I have all the bags in my boot, however, do you think I can remember to take them out when I go shopping!
However after I had an accident, I had to get it delivered, so got plastic anyway, and now that I can walk again, I do Click and Collect and they bring it out in plastic bags, so I do not often have the opportunity to use my bags even if I wanted to.
I use the plastic as rubbish liners and I believe they are now biodegradable anyway, so it doesnt worry me.
I bring my own reusable bags. I got into the habit of bringing my own bags or boxes to the supermarket about 20 years ago when my favourite supermarket encouraged it. Then I moved to a different area and was told I had to use their bags to prove I had paid for the items. (I think the receipt should have been Sufficient proof.) I got back into the habit of accepting the plastic bags but now you have to pay for them here in SA so I use my own bags, again.
I own about 10-12 of those lovely friendly 'nylon' bags, but I only take along the ones that match the dress pattern I'm wearing on the day! We pack the shopping up on the bench, put it back into the trolly, & take it to the car. We shop at Aldi's, but I've nearly always have enough bags with me, so I've only needed to buy an Aldi's bag twice, since Aldi came to Au!!
I prefer to bring my own bags, but I do forget occasionally, I work in retail sales in an affluent area and when you want to charge the customer 10 cents for a bag, most of them are taken aback,and that would be only for 3-3 items and the car is parked outside!
I have taken my own bags shopping for the last 30 years. I reuse the bags that bread or vegetables come in to put my fruit and veg in again at the shop for easier checkout. I am so sad at the amount of plastic on our planet.
I have a container on the bench for food or vegetable scraps which are fed to my chooks or burried. I wrap bones or some other rubbish and store in the freezer until bin day. So many products come in plastic I cannot justify adding more by accepting bags. My bin has very little rubbish in on bin day. Maybe two small bags of rubbish. I wish people would go to the extra trouble of trying to reduce their relliance on plastic.