Reusable Cotton Produce Bag

Aren’t these reusable mesh bags fabulous? Buy a few, take them with you to the grocery store for your produce and never again use those flimsy plastic bags that just get tossed in the garbage later. They have a drawstring for easy closure, checkout clerks can see what’s in them, and they’re made in Canada…

Be Green: Break up with plastic

Plastic is like the ultimate bad boyfriend/girlfriend, isn’t it? Seductive, easy, convenient, but ultimately bad for us. Last week, we discussed why plastic–even “biodegradable” plastic– is such a bad idea for the environment. I encourage you to click on Verdavivo’s link (above) to acquaint yourself with the real cost of the plastic you use. Especially…

Credo Bags – Proudly Canadian

You know what else makes me feel good? Doing my bit for the environment, and these Credo Bags fit the bill. Made in Canada (Montreal to be specific), these bags use sustainable and ecologically responsible fabrics such as organic cotton, hemp and bamboo. The name comes from their credo: No more plastic bags. I especially…

The Montreal Gazette

In a few weeks, shoppers at Loblaws, Provigo and Maxi stores in Quebec will have to pay five cents for every plastic grocery bag they take. Wine lovers have already been bringing their own bags – since Jan. 1, the SAQ has no longer given out single-use bags. Since 2006, when Metro became the first…