Like millions of other people around the world, I am trying to do my part and be more environmentally conscientious. I decided some time ago that one small thing I could do was take reusable bags to the store instead of using plastic ones. While my intentions were good, I must admit that I kept forgetting the bags in the car or even at home. The bags I had were nice heavy canvas, but they were bulky and honestly they were a pain to keep up with. But then...
While I was in Washington DC, my friend Meredith gave me an Envirosax bag to carry my stuff around town and take to the grocery store. I love, love, love with this bag -- thank goodness she told me to keep it!
The bags roll up to about 1.5 inches by 4 inches (so I keep mine in my purse at all times), but it will hold the equivalent of two plastic grocery bags. The handles are also long enough you can put them over your shoulder if you want. They are made of tough ripstop fabric and are waterproof.
I've been using the bag Meredith gave me for a bout a month and I'm a huge fan now. In fact I just ordered a set for myself and some to give as stocking stuffers this Christmas. They come in great colors and designs from florals and retro graphics to solids.
You can check them out for yourself at ENVIROSAX.com.