Many stores are temporarily banning reusable shopping bags to protect workers from getting ill from viruses that may be harbored on them. If you'd like to avoid using single-use plastic when shopping, try two options. In the grocery store, ask for cardboard boxes (shallow ones used for produce, for example) and use them to fill up and carry your groceries home; the cardboard is reusable and recyclable. Or opt for no bags at all and wheel a cart full of purchased groceries to your car, where you can fill up your reusable bags yourself.
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