Monday, April 11, 2011

Got It In the Bag!

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According to Chicago's ABC 7 News:

"You may soon notice some changes if you shop at Jewel-Osco.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, baggers are being trained to stop double-bagging. The goal is to save money.

Employees will also be trained to stop bagging an item with a handle, for instance, milk jugs, and never ask, "Paper or plastic?" because paper bags are more expensive."

For those of you outside of Chicagoland, this may or may not apply to stores with the same parent-chain, specifically: Albertson's, Shaws, Acme, Cub, and other SuperValu-owned stores.

So, I'm wondering...
Do you have a paper-plastic preference?
Do you bring your own bags?

If you use plastic, do you recycle them?
Drop them back at the store? Use them for household tasks like packing an on-the-fly lunch or using them in your waste-basket?

Paper users - What do you do with your left-over bags?

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Jessi said...

Most stores here (Phila. suburbs) don't ask or double's plastic (and usually thin, cheap plastic that tears ridiculously easy) unless you specifically ask for paper. I've been shopping more at a discount chain called Aldi where they don't bag at all, and you have to bring your own bags. But the savings is so worth it, that I'm forcing myself to get used to it.

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Hi Jessi -
Thanks for commenting!
Did you know that Aldi and Trader Joe's are owned by the same parent company?
Interesting trivia...

One thing to get at Aldi is their cereal in the bulk knock-off packaging. It's made locally at the General Mills plant - far as I can tell. So, same stuff, different packaging. It's Millville, or something like that.

Have a great day!

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