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Jul 16, 2007 08:06 AM

Where can I buy large reusable grocery bags?

Looking for large reusable grocery bags. Most of the ones I see online are small. Looking for ones that are as large as a typical paper bag. Thanks, Richie

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  1. Whole Foods sells them at least by me in the DC area at $1.00 per bag with a $.05 discount every time you use each one back at whole foods.

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    1. re: jpschust

      The Whole Foods bags are very large (a little bigger than a paper grocery bag) with long handles that are nice because you can sling a bag over your shoulder. That way you can carry more. I like that they make their bags out of recycled materials. They are very durable and you can wash them in the washing machine. Just don't put them in the dryer.

      Also, they just came out with an insulated bag for cold foods. It has a zippered insulated "lid" and has a carrying strap as well. I just bought one of those over the weekend and intend to keep it in my car.

      1. re: HungryLetsEat

        I bought some of the WF bags thinking getting them that large was a plus but discovered they are very heavy when loaded. Also since I buy mostly produce it's a problem loading them up without puttign something too soft on the bottom; then there's the eggs and bread, etc.

        I'm looking to augment the collection with some more modest sized bags so I or the bagger have a choice.

        1. re: dexmat

          WF sells a couple of smaller sizes too. One has a square bottom and is intended for bakery goods, but it's pretty useful for general purposes.

    2. I use those tote bags they give away at conferences and events...
      If you're looking to buy as many as 6-12 or more, try some online site like Oriental Trading Company or (this web site has all paper/bag type things you'll ever need - love it).

      1. I have bought shopping bags from EcoBags online. Here's the link:

        Click on E-shopping systems.

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        1. re: Gio

          Funny I didn't mention the shopping bags we have used for about 12 years which I bought at The Country Store in Weston VT... I have 4 of these.. They're made of canvas and hold a huge amount of goods, also after so much use they don't show any signs of wear. I also have 2 canvas bags from Wilson Farms. One is used exclusively for meat and the other for cold items.

          1. re: Gio

            2nd recommendation for these. I bought the organic cotton ones awhile ago and they are BIG and hold a LOT.

              1. re: Gio

                I was really happy with EcoBags string bags. But I've got to put in a good word for LLBean canvas totes, too. They're pricey, but indestructible, and you can put them thru the washer if you have to.

              2. Another resource is where you can find loads of eco-friendly shopping bag options.

                1. I buy mine in our grocery store.