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I have to admit I feel a little guilty for making things more difficult for the cashiers. (At HEB they never complain about anything or even give a dirty look. If they did they'd be out of a job.) Because keeping produce bags and hand baskets in stock out on the floor is low priority for the store I have found that bringing my own shopping bags cuts down on stress since I don't have to go looking for a basket when they are not by the door. I think bringing my own little produce bags would cut down on stress too and make things easier for the cashiers, who as I said are expected to endure the rudest customer without a peep.

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yeah that sounds a little over the top and ridiculous!

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Our check out lady (we try to go to her specifically, if she's in the store) like to call it fruit art :) Lots of the check out ladies don't like having to deal with all of the loose fruit we send down the conveyor belt but I'm at the point that I don't really care about the dirty looks I get from them and I try to go to the nice lady anyway : ) YEAH!!!! loose fruit :)

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I am amused and surprised that some of you have had so many difficulties. I never gave it a second thought that I don't use plastic baggies for single produce items. I have never had a comment from a checker about reusing any bags, no matter what store name is on them.

I do find that the baggers aren't very good at packing the reusable bags because they are used to only putting about 4 items in a bag and obviously the reusable bags hold lots more. So sometimes I bag them myself or repack them before loading the car.

Anyway, I have considered using using those mesh laundry bags and now I think I will try them. If I do grab a plastic produce baggie for any reason, I will definitely reuse it in someway before recycling.

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I used to have this problem a lot, years ago before being "green" became so much more popular and you can get reusable bags at every store with their logo on it for $1.00.

I do use those clear plastic bags sometimes, mostly I don't, but as soon as I get home, the food comes out, and the clean bags go right into my "bag o'bags" for next time. (I really like being able to see my food, identify it, opaque bags the stuff ends up going bad, but mostly I put it in my food storage containers.)

Anyway ... pepole have even stopped fussing about what name is on the bag - that used to be a problem, having a Safeway bag when going into Albertson's.

Most of the stores I shop at new give me a little coupon that I can stick in various donation options, like giving my 5 cents per bag to a locak school or nature preserve. I really like that.

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After reading everyone's entries I feel extremely lucky for never having an issue at any of my stores. None of the cashiers and baggers ever have an issue with my reusable bags, and no one has ever said anything to me about my loose produce rolling down the belt. I do however use the plastic produce bags for greens, or wet items. But not anymore.
I have been making my own reusable produce bags out of organic non bleached muslin I had left over from my wedding a few years ago. I was able to have my favorite cashier at my favorite store weigh my bags separately and I wrote the weight on the bags.
Some stores will take that into account, some will not. Some stores credit me 5 cents for every bag I bring. The stores that don't I don't care. I would rather pay a few extra cents than use the plastic bags. And then there are some stores that I boycott all together, like Walmart, whose political practices I can not back, and who treat their local workers poorly, and support unethical labor practices worldwide.

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7/27/09 11:39 A

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I had much more problems in the beginning. now it is not so much. what they have to learn (at the grocery stores) is to stop putting bottles in a small paper bag before putting in the cloth bag. hello! I do not need the paper bag. But slowly I will teach them! LOL

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You know you would think that it saves them money too everytime we use our own bags because that is about 5 less plastic bags that they have to buy (because they NEVER fill them over half full..lol)...Anyway, I used my bags this weekend at both Walmart and Kroger AND I went through the self checkout at both places..It was easy..I also only bought my produce at Walmart this time and I only used 1 of the produce bags for all of my produce..I just put in one bag and separated it when I weighed or keyed it in, so I used the one plastic bag...Next time I think I will just put in my bag and then take it out at the checkout and weigh it and put it back..

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It's really amusing to read all of these issues that you gusy are having at your local stores. I've never had an issue at the local grocery stores, Walmart or Target. Good to know that those of you who are having issues stand up for your rights though! Keep it up!

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The drawstring mesh bags that I have been using (they are actually "car organizer" bags that came in sets of 4 at the dollar store - go me!) are extremely lightweight - they don't register on my electronic kitchen scale, which weighs by 1/4 ounces.

As for the self checkouts, I think it depends on the store. At my local Fred Meyer, if you put your bag on the bagging area, the kiosk asks "Are you using your own bags?" and you just hit the "yes" button and everything's cool. At another store, the weight of the bag I was using was small enough that if I scanned a heavier item first and put it and the bag on the bagging area at the same time, it didn't seem to notice. You can also try putting your bags on the bagging platform before you scan your first item - sometimes that works, too.

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So the mesh bags do not weigh anythng?

Something else that I want to ask about too..If you go through the self checkout, aren't those things set up to tell you to please bag such and such and to please remove anything extra from the weighing area that you have put there?

Just trying to figure out how to do this..lol

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Well mines not a funny story, but just we don't shop at Walmart anymore since they give you a dirty look every time you want to use a reusable bag. (And their entire idea of customer service sucks.)

Fine, now I shop at Target, they can have my 100 bucks a week....Lets see that's 5,200 a year, 52,000 after 10 years, 104,000 after 20 years, this is not even counting any additional purchases I may have made over and above my usual 100 smack-a-roos weekly.

Plus I have taught an additional 5 children never to shop there...

Guess those Walmart execs should have made it clear to their checkers that recycling was a good thing.

BTW I also use small nylon bags for produce, they are mini mesh bags and the holes are just the right size that nothing need be removed to scan the stickers, just twirl whatever inside and BEEP we go.

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These stories are funny and pathetic at the same time. I re-use produce bags until they have holes in them, and then tie them in a knot (do NOT use) for recycling later. Once I was praised at Whole Foods for not only using reusable grocery bags but reusing the produce bags, so the checker gave me credit for every single bag I re-used. (Terribly nice of her I think).

One reusable purchased bag that is awesome is the ones at Home Depot. They have hooks that you can put on either side of the cart so you just load everything up in the bag. A very clever design. I had to put my name on it so hubby wouldn't "borrow" it.

I love the nylon produce bag idea - GREAT!!!

We are lucky here in Colorado - the green thing really seems to be catching on. I'm happy to report that most folks in "regular" grocery stores, at least in Evergreen and Conifer, seem to BYOBags.

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Yes, you are lucky. I am sure they think of me as the "weirdo with the bags". No, they have never said it, but the looks I get.. LOL Not that I care......



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omg! i feel like i am living in a bubble - i had NO IDEA that this was such an issue. you all have made me realize how lucky i am to be living in sf where NONE of these things are an issue. and no - i'm not trying to rub it in (please don't take it that way! emoticon ).

it is astounding to me that people would even make an issue out of this! i'd probably go around smacking people.

wiliiamlc - you go! i think it's awesome that you went back, got your papaya and went to the same lady. i would have done the same thing. that'll show her. emoticon ha!

lolageek - it's *hysterical* that you became infamous for using your bags. that's an awesome story.

i don't use plastic bags for anything - not even the leafys or the rolly-pollys that go all over the place. i do try to group everything together.

you all are an inspiration to me - fighting the good fight in a world that (apparently) loves plastic bags! i will never take it for granted again that i don't get hassled about it when i go to the store. you all ROCK!
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OMG! She had "heard about you and your bags!?" it's so awful but pretty darn funny too... that people would find that so strange that the "rumor" would spread. Wow.

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Hope you reported the cashiers' behavior when cursed out and mistreated. Like by writing to the headquarters, after taking names?

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OMG, for the three years I lived in Miami I was always fighting to use my cloth bags. I had big issues with a cashier at the Target on Bird Road. A cashier got so angry over my bags he wouldn't let me bag, and finally took my bags... he bagged everything in plastic then put it in my bags and cussed me out. I was shocked.

There were several Publix around town my hubby and I went to. We were surprised to go to one once where we started bagging and the cashier said she had heard about us and our bags and gave her translation Spanglish that everyone used for us. That was kind of a funny incident.

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Timely reading for me..I've been having this same issue, and shaking my head over it. Hello? If I care enough about not using plastic to get and use reusable grocery bags, why should I be forced to take my veggies home in a ton of plastic regardless? I have found if I announce that I do not want the plastic bags used on the fruits and veggies before they begin,many of them try to comply. My store is good about the grocery bags..fill them with no comment even if they come from another store, but of course I don't get the mighty 5 cents off each bag I would if I used their bags.

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you are right Hallucinating, but boy, don't they have hard heads!? LOL

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Good job WILLAMLC. See? A little training and they will fall into line :)

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Thank you mel! LOL

I think sometimes I get carried away with things..... LOL

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WiliamLC: You are my HERO! :)

I do the same thing. Thankfully, there is ONE store in my small hick city that understands the reusable bag thing...and they don't even care if I use a bag from another store. They don't seem to mind if I use my shopping bag instead of one of those heavy shopping baskets! Or...at least, they don't say anything.

I only use product bags if i'm buying loose greens. I'll have to look into nylon bags as well.


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Well, yesterday i went to the same store and did my little fruit/veggie shopping. Of course I got a papaya, of course I did not put it in a plastic bag and (I am evil) of course I went to the same cashier. it seems she learnt something, because she did not make one single comment about my outside the bag papaya... LOL

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good idea RED... i've been putting off buying them because they are a bit pricy with S & H, but they would be pretty easy to make I suppose!

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Oh my heck - I can't believe that! What's next - having to put your bunch of bananas or cantaloupe in a plastic bag?! Good luck with the watermelons LOL! It's funny this came up - my new year's resolution was to sew up some produce bags for the grocery store after watching the checker have to chase my 3 loose apples on the scale & almost dropping one. emoticon

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LOL *DEVA*. I have them too. Any idea where they come from? I think they were just there one day.

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another idea is a lingerie or sweater bag for the laundry. i have some of those at home and i'm positive i don't use them for the laundry. lol.

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great story hallucinating!

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Ha ha ha - good for you, HALLUCINATING!

And if anyone wants to check out nylon bags, go to www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr
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They have a lot of options BUT if you are crafty, make your own! I just made a simple rectangle, whipped the edges to keep them from fraying, and made a sleeve at the top for a drawstring.

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That stinks! I never use them unless I have leafys. I will put all my tomatoes on the belt and they roll all over and the cashiers just sigh and gather them up. I try to group them all together so they aren't chasing my produce all over the belt. I have never had a problem really, just that our neighborhood walmart market hates the reusable grocery bags. They always complain.
Last time I had one from Safeway and the guy said I couldn't use it I would have to buy a walmart bag. I said OK and left my groceries on the belt and walked out. Store manager chased me down to explain why I had dumped my food on the belt LOL
He said he would give me a bag if it was a big deal to spend a dollar emoticon

I told him he missed the whole point, got in my truck andwent to Safeway.

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Liza,

I do like your idea of nylon bags... Really interesting.

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Isn't that odd? I always wonder whether it's because they don't want to clean their belts or whether it's a health code violation. In any case, I made my own reusable nylon bags (toss in the wash!) w/ a draw string and I do all my shopping at the farmers' market, so I've eliminated a LOT of plastic. I even have vendors take a few cents off per item because they know the bags weigh an insignificant amount more than plastic.

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I have had cashiers insist on putting produce in a plastic bag and I just tell them I will leave these here and walk away if you insist. This seems to work but I wanted to use a bag for loose, rolley stuff so I bought produce bags from www.reusablebags.com. here is the link
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That's ridiculous. I never use them no matter how much produce I get! I always apologize to the cashiers and always get a response that it's good I'm saving bags.

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Thank you Deva. I really don't get it. I do use the bags for numerous smal thing (grapes, kiwi fruit) but one papaya? it is ridiculous. Yes, i could let it go and take the plastic bag. But you know what? i did not want to! LOL

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i hate that for you, willam. why such a big deal? the only time i use them is for leafy vegetables. now i use self-checkout whenever i can. i don't dislike the cashiers, but i don't like dealing with them trying to force those bags on me or not knowing how to pack my reusable bags.

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oh my goodness! i can't believe they called a supervisor! i have also had this problem. I put it on the belt loose and while i'm not looking, they put it in a plastic bag and into my cloth bag. Which is extra maddening because the checkout plastic bag is way bigger than the produce one. So essentially i have tried to eliminate the plastic, only to have them quadrouple it.

what a story! hopefully you get a different cashier the next time! although perhaps that would bring about the whole problem again...

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I was at Publix buying some fruits for the week (I do this 2-3 times a week so they do not go bad) and I got a papaya. Although they have those plastic bags to put fruits, since it was one papaya I did not get one (what is the point?). Well, when I got to the cashier she told me I HAD to put it in a plastic bag. I explained to her that it was only one papaya and that I usually do not use plastic bags. She made a big deal of it. A supervisor was called and 10 minutes later I left the Publix with my papaya without a plastic bag. What is going on with those people? Why do I have to put one single item in a plastic bag that I do not want? Does anybody have an explanation for that? Because I don’t.

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