July 12, 2008: See my update on another nice alternative to grocery store produce bags.
I was feeling very virtuous at Whole Foods yesterday, where I’d traveled by bus with my happy Baggu reusable bags. And then I grabbed some radishes and pulled a produce bag off the roll — ugh, not only bad plastic, but plastic I wouldn’t even re-use. Just as I was feeling very unhappy about this choice, I noticed a stand of these reusable mesh produce bags. If I’d comaprison shopped online, I would have found cheaper ones, and probably some from recycled material. But I was so happy not to walk out of the store with nasty filmy plastic, I snapped these up. I think they’ll also fold up so I can put one in each of my Baggu pouches.
Today’s mitzvah: How can you take an extra step and become even more eco-friendly?