Did You Know?
You can easily reuse supermarket bags as kitchen garbage bags or as pooper-scoopers for dog and cat waste. Most supermarkets recycle bags; check for a bin at the store entrance. Your curbside recycling program or local Department Store may also recycle plastic bags, so call to check. Dog parks often invite the public to stock their makeshift pooper-scooper-bag dispensers; stuff them with grocery bags, clean produce bags, those plastic sleeve-length bags that come with home-delivered newspapers, and crumb-free bread bags. Reusable shopping bags are the eco-friendly option, and reducing plastic bag use is good for the environment.