SF: Cheap Bags that are Good for the Environment
by Monica the Intern
Being eco-friendly isn’t always easy on a budget. If you’re new to the game, it seems a lot more trendy than it should be, right? I remember when my parents would bring their bags back to the grocery store from previous trips and everyone would look at them like they were nuts. They’d give us eye rolls and crazy stares as they put our things in our re-useable bags. that was 1999. But this, my friend, is 2009 and we are living in a different era of eco friendly, where you don’t have to be a hippie to help save some trees.
Now, every time I go into some gift shop or a place in the city, they’re always selling great reusable bags to just pop in your purse or pocket if you know you’re coming back home with something. But these things cost upwards of $7, at least. And for what? A piece of plastic sewn together? Fuck that. I dropped by Ichiban Kan, the dollar store in Japantown known for its amazing deals, and lo and behold, I found an amazing stash:
These puppies have really awesome designs on them, whether its the outline of the town print or just a plain vintage, wallpaper flower-y one. And guess how much these puppies were? $2!!!!!!!!!!!! They’re really easy to roll up and you can fit one in your purse or in your back pocket. I took them grocery shopping the other day and all of them held up really well. I got compliments on how awesome they were too, which is a definite plus.