Using an Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag

By | March 11, 2012

Last December I’ve decided that it was about time I get a little more environment friendly and use a non-disposable shopping bag. I bought myself a London bus shopping bag and I kept it in my handbag but I never got to use it. Then I came back to Kuwait and moved apartments and forgot all about it until I unearthed it last week and used it for my grocery shopping instead of using plastic bags!

When you turn down the plastic bags, in Kuwait especially, and demand you use your own bag you are greeted by bewilderment and ridicule! You would think that I’ve decided to torture a bird by pulling its feathers one by one! Eshda3wa! I know a lot of Kuwaitis have gone eco-friendly before me. I know more and more people are using their own shopping bags now. There is absolutely no need for workers to make a fuss and for customers to stare at me like I am insane. They should grow up and maybe join in too!

Anyways I am more than happy with my cool environment friendly shopping bag. If you have never used one you should, don’t be shy! If you do, way to go! Show me your bags I want to see 😀


10 Responses to “Using an Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag”

  1. Standy says:

    i alwasy say NO to plastic especailly if i have few items.. but i need to carry an eco bag with me

  2. expataussiegal says:

    Haha, I know those looks…we always say no to the plastic bags and we are looked at like we have come from outer space.

    • danderma says:

      Exactly you would think I was commiting a crime or something. Oh well they will learn one day!

  3. Jacqui says:

    You have to see my collection of eco-friendly bags, mini-bags that turn into huge ones, and more hehe I took after my sister in this since she introduced me to this method of shopping while visiting her in the US last year. Unfortunately sometimes you forget your bag and have to take plastic but the initiation is there.

    Plus there is a good lesson that I learned from her, we were out shopping and she told me you have only this bag once it’s full then no more shopping for you! 😛 I liked that in which you get to save some $$ as well as saving the environment!

    • danderma says:

      Wow that’s one way to manage ur finances :p of course being a fan of apple whose products are all compact in packaging I dont suppose that would be much help :p

  4. Ansam says:

    Awesome! I always carry a small one with me just in case – I prefer to use them and was trying to raise awareness on that issue long time ago… until I got contacted by Green Sac company who noticed how I wanted to be all environmental friendly and they invited me to their shop

    http://ansam518.com/2011/10/greensac/

    I bought so many things from them.. even the bags for herbs, veggies, and fruit! It makes me feel good every time I tell them at the grocery store – no plastic bag please, I have my own. I even sometimes when I buy a couple of things at grocery stores, pharmacies, and whats not… I dont bag them and hold them in my hands and tell the teller Im trying to be environmental friendly, you have no idea how happy they become and actually “thank me” for it 😉

    Check the store out 😉

    • danderma says:

      I remember you telling me about the store… believe it or not I haven’t had the chance to visit them yet but I will insha2 Allah soon! Must stock up on different bag sizes :)