Attention, Eco Geeks, you no longer have an excuse for not remembering at least one reusable shopping bag on your next trip to the grocery store.
Meet the handy-dandy, collapsible ChicoBag.
It’s a reusable grocery bag that you can easily cram into its own built-in stuff sack that compresses the bag into a 2-inch by 4-inch nubbin along with a cinching strap.
Just in case you don’t have any pockets or a purse, it also comes with a mini carabineer for simple clip-on action.
They’re $5 each, and every fifth bag is free. Each comes with a one-year warranty.
Bonus: The ChicoBag Company of Chico, Calif., has a zero-waste policy and promises to recycle worn-out bags by transforming them into rugs, placemats and decorative bowls.
I think the only downside to the Chico is it can’t go over your shoulder like other reusable bags. It’s definitely a hand-held or an over-the-forearm bag.
Now that positively every retailer imaginable is getting the bagwagon, tell me: What is your favorite reusable bag? Write me here to share your thoughts or — better yet — comment below and start a broader conversation everyone can enjoy.