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Shop in Style with Reusable ChicoBags

Updated on March 12, 2011

Are you committed to putting a stop to single-use grocery bags? If so, you're in good company. Many environmentally conscious consumers are finding that committing to using reusable bags when shopping is a great way that a small change can make a big difference in the environment.

No More Disposable Bags

The first step in making your shopping habits more "green" is to build a collection of bags that can be used to tote your groceries. The second step is actually remembering to use the bags once you have them! After all, a collection of bags that sits in your closet but never actually makes it to the store with you is not part of the solution.

If you already have a few appropriate bags, by all means, use them! The last thing you want to do when you are trying to be environmentally responsible is to purchase additional consumer products that you do not need. However, chances are that if you're new to the practice of utilizing reusable grocery bags that you don't have enough totes to take care of all of your shopping transportation needs.

When looking for reusable bags to use for the purpose of carrying your groceries, you want to select containers that are large, durable, and easy to carry and store. That's why ChicoBags are a great choice for anyone who is looking for a quality reusable shopping bag.

ChicoBags: Reusable Bag Solution

Creator Andy Keller designed and made his first ChicoBag™ after making a personal vow to give up disposable shopping bags forever. Keller decided to design a bag that would truly meet the needs of shoppers, because he realized that creating a bag intended to be reused would only help with the problem of throwaway bags if people actually bothered to use the bag over and over.

After much initial work, Keller created the first ChicoBag, which was first introduced to consumers at the 2005 Earth Day Farmers Market in Chico, California. Ever since that time, the ChicoBag company has been committed to providing quality products designed to help consumers break the destructive habit of relying on single-use bags.

ChicoBags are made from lightweight fabric and are made with an integrated stuff pouch, making it possible for the bag to literally be stuffed inside itself for easy storage. Additionally, each bag has a carabiner clip so that it can easily be attached to a shopping cart – or anywhere else.

ChicoBags are available in a variety of colors, and many styles are made from recycled materials. Simply look for bags marked with the rePETe™ label if you want to be certain to select a style made from postconsumer content. Several designs are available, ranging from small messenger bags to shopping totes to larger bags that can be used for gym bags and a variety of additional purposes.

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