If a bag ban hasn’t happened in your area yet, it’s probably coming soon. This means that you will no longer be able to get plastic bags while grocery shopping. In case you missed our previous blog, “5 Substitutes for Plastic Bags at the Grocery Store,” we’re here to give you 5 additional plastic bag alternatives so you can be prepared.
Grocery cart bag
Grocery cart bags fit directly into a shopping cart and allow you to conveniently separate your items, such as keeping meat away from fresh produce. After checking out, place all the items back into the cart bags, then easily remove from the cart and place in your car.
If you’re only running into the store for a thing or two, opt for no bag! We have been trained that each time we go shopping, we need to leave with our items in a bag. You’d be surprised how quickly these small purchases can add up to a lot of unnecessary bags.
This option may be a bit unconventional, but if you have a few extra laying around the house, it’s a great way to repurpose them. If you’re looking for your next DIY project, you can even add handles to the pillow case so it’s easier to carry.
Bring your own personal cart
Although these have been nicknamed “granny carts,” they’re a great option for groceries. Many of them are collapsible, so they can easily fit in your car. These carts will also make it easier to bring your groceries from the car to your house.
A woven basket can be a rustic alternative to plastic bags and can be used countless times. As long as you’re not worried about being able to tuck it into a small place, like in your car, this may be an option for you. It can even be used beyond grocery shopping, like for picnics, the beach, and other shopping trips.
Whichever option you choose, remember to bring it next time you’re shopping at your local Price Chopper/Market32. If you’re worried about forgetting your plastic bag substitute, try putting them in a place you’ll see them before leaving for the store, like by the door or in your car.