Even if you shop with reusable totes at the grocery, you may still find your cart festooned with plastic as you travel the produce aisles.
Oh, the irony of it. You've tried to reduce at the checkout by bringing your own reusable carryall, but there's your broccoli — and your carrots, peppers and apples — all smothered in plastic produce bags.
There's a better way. You can bring reusables for the fruits and veggies you're buying. You just need to be prepared. These "Flip and Tumble Reusable Produce Bags" are made of a polyester mesh. Yes, that's a synthetic, but in this case that could be good. These drawstring bags are durable, washable and are not tainted by the BPA that comes in other types of plastic.
In fact, these bags make better sense for your food than those throwaway plastics at the grocery, because they're breathable and better for storing produce that needs a little air. They're also easy to wash and should save you from using hundreds of throwaway plastic bags.