I return my green rubber bands to Whole Foods.
I recycle every receipt.
I bring my own containers into restaurants to avoid doggie bag box trash.
I bring reusable bags into Target.
I STILL am haunted by the number of paper shopping bags that creep into my foyer closet!
As I sort them every other month or so, I too struggle with keeping the “pretty” ones. There’s just something about paper bags. Try as you might to recycle them or avoid them all together, the ones that are too pretty to toss eventually take over.
In the latest minimalism video I attempt to expose them for the inanimate paper pulp that they are, in hopes that you can free yourself from the bags!