I had several errands to run today. A few fabric stores for a project, Target for a bridal shower gift and Trader Joe’s for some odds and ends. It turned out I didn’t find anything at the fabric stores and I only got the bridal shower gift and a mug for a friend’s graduation gift from Target. Once I got in line and the cashier started bagging my items, I remember about the reusable Whole Foods bags in my trunk. Shoot! I should’ve brought it in. But I tried my hardest in a pinch to reduce by asking that only the mug was bagged (the other gift was boxy and clunky and I probably would’ve dropped the mug). So two plastic bags down to one. I’ll count that a half reduce point.
Then I ventured over to Trader Joe’s and I remembered to grab my reusable, 100% recyclable bag and throw it at the bottom of my basket. That worked out great. As I was checking out, the cashier was able to grab it and throw everything in. Yay for reusing! one green thing accomplished. Now I just have to remember to grab the bag more often.