Recycled Grocery Bags
I'm looking to buy recycled grocery bags. I've looked at two websites - reusablebags.com and ecobags.com but I can't seem to make up my mind. At home I have both the canvas kind and the recycled (polypropylene?) kind and I prefer the recycled kind but I'm just wondering what other people think. I want something sturdy and easy to carry, no string bags.
I would like to buy about 100, so each one being $6.95 is a bit of a problem. But bags in the $4 to $5 range is worth considering.
Oh and if anyone has ever seen a source for the grocery bags you can buy in Paris supermarkets, please share.
A local grocery store chain sells recycled bags for .99. Bag has loop handles and the store's name. The bags they have are blue.
Their "main" store's phone number is: 650.952-2851. Give them a call, perhaps they will tell you their supplier, or maybe sell you some. Name of the chain is: Lunardi's. This is in the San Francisco area of California.
At the quantity you're looking to buy, you should be able to talk a wholesaler into selling to you at much less than the prices you've been seeing. Check the local yellow pages for places where street vendors buy. Or bargain with a vendor for a price break for quantity.
I'm assuming you live in or near a big city. If not, try the internet (maybe Froogle) for bulk pricing.
I use both LL Bean and Lands End canvas bags. These are very sturdy and stiff, so things don't flop around. I have various sizes, and many baggers say how good they are because they are the stiff version.
If by chance you have a LL Bean outlet near you, you can get them for a pretty good price, they may have someone's name on them, but I don't care. If you do, it is pretty easy to take out the stitching.
Never been to Paris, so have no idea what sort of bag you are speaking of.