Bring Your Own (Designer) Bag
Since San Francisco banned polyethylene plastic bags in grocery stores, I have been noticing beautifully designed shopping gear sprouting all over the place. Thanks to companies such as Envirosax, B. HappyBags, and Carry a Bag, the eco-conscious shopper no longer needs to carry a drab Whole Foods branded nature sac into Trader Joe's.
Envirosax offers sets of five stylistically bold and durable grocery bags that fit into a convenient compact storage pouch.
Carry a Bag makes reversible, one-of-a-kind bags with bold statements screen-printed onto repurposed table cloths or curtain fabric.
These green alternatives to paper or plastic are also more comfortable on the hands of an apartment dweller like myself who frequently lugs groceries up a flight of stairs.