Reusable foldable bags similar to this one have made my life so much better. They are so light and fold up so small that I can basically have at least one with me at all times. Plus, I feel great not asking for a plastic bag everywhere I go.
Promising review: "I have now purchased three sets of these, and I love them. I wanted to stop using plastic at the grocery store, and can’t stand the paper bags that always rip. I tried other reusable bags, but they always seem to tear with heavy loads. These bags, though, are awesome! The real added benefit of these, other than helping the planet, is that you will cut the number of bags you have to carry inside by at least 50%! These bags will hold sooooo much stuff and never rip. I can fit in 5 of these bags what used to take at minimum 10-12 plastic bags. Now I just make 1 trip in with groceries! They also fold up perfectly into the little pockets, so they are a lot easier to store than most other reusable bags. Plastic bags aren’t recyclable, and I have always hated using them- these bags are the solution! Do yourself (and the planet) a favor and buy a set or two!" —Brittany
Get a set of five from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 14 color and pattern varieties).