One evening, while shopping in Publix, for some spur of the moment picnic items, to take to the nursing home for my mom, I noticed an attractive lightweight green bag at the checkout. Upon inspection, I realized that it was a reusable grocery bag. I thought it would be perfect for my picnic items. After inquiring about the price, I was astounded to hear that it was only $.99. The clerk asked if I would like to put my groceries in it then, and I said yes.
This reusable grocery bag is by GreenBag, and can be used in so many ways. It is made of a lightweight non-woven polypropylene material, with a durable, removable cardboard-like bottom on the inside, so that it stands on its own, when needed. It is a 100% recyclable, and is good for the environment, as it will take the place of plastic bags at the grocery store. It is non-toxic, and non-allergenic. And since you will be loading and unloading food items, it is great to know that it is water repellent, so that it doesn't stain easily, or harbor bacteria and odors.
It has very strong handles, and a beautiful bright green color. My bag was from Publix, so it has their trademark on the front. But GreenBag provides reusable bags for many retailers.
It was great for us, because I was taking my mom on a picnic to the Atrium, and it was lightweight and flexible enough for her to put on her lap, in her wheelchair, so that I could safely steer her. I like this bag so much, that I plan to purchase several more, and use them not only for grocery shopping, but for other things as well.
They fold easily when empty, for storage in your kitchen pantry, and I love the bright, cheery green color. GreenBag is not only good for the environment, it's good for your spirit! (See their website at http://www.greenbag.info/ )