Ditch Flimsy Plastic Produce Bags

Photo by David Luscombe/iStockMy biggest pet peeve in the grocery store—aside from pre-packaged produce, which I loathe—are those plastic produce bags. While many stores have banned plastic carrier bags, flimsy plastic bags are still a staple for fruits and veggies. I've long shunned the bag for larger items like broccoli and bell peppers and even apples, but it's a little more difficult when it comes to smaller items, particularly if you need a lot—think string beans and Brussels sprouts.

So I started trying to think of ways I can give the bag the boot.

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By Cara Smusiak| April 28, 2009
Categories:  Live

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Cara Smusiak

Cara Smusiak

Cara believes using natural products and eliminating harsh or synthetic chemicals leads to a healthier, happier lifestyle. She grew up in a family that recycled just about everything, avoided harsh cleaners and heavily-scented products, and often turned to holistic medicine. Cara has degrees in art history and journalism, and has taken classes in environmental toxicology and environmental geology. She is passionate about healthy and natural living, environmental awareness and policy, and holistic health care.

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