but i did run to safeway this afternoon to grab 2 items--nutella & wonton wrappers (to make chocolate hazlenut ravioli--divine). anyway, i went to the quick checkout line (15 items or less). i don't know about you, but i'm a 15 items or less evaluator--yep, that's right, i'm totally counting your items, people. what else do i have to do while i wait? anyway, the woman ahead of me had 14 items. and when it came time to bag up her groceries, the cashier and the bagger gave her--
seven plastic bags.
yep. they double-bagged 2 quarts of ice cream, and double-bagged a dozen eggs. the rest of the items were lightly divided into the remaining 3 bags. not a single one was full.
i guess because i spend the bulk of my shopping time at places like whole foods and trader joe's (where many people bring their own bags, and the stores do not supply plastic) i'm out of the loop when it comes to this extreme wastefulness. i mean, i was floored. so much that i really wanted to say something, but all that i could manage to muster was an "i don't need a bag for my 2 items, thanks."
if any of you readers are still using plastic, now's the time to make the switch once & for all! do it for your loyal blogger, who's jaw is still on the floor!