Shopping and Chopping Green

Chop Sticks

When I visited Israel in the early 1980s, I was charmed by the practice of bringing one’s own shopping bags to the grocery store. Forgetting one’s bags meant limiting the shopping list to those foods that could be carried home bag-free. Plastic grocery bags seemed so much smarter. Fast forward 25 years and I too tote my own bags to the market. My personal favorite is the oversize reusable bag from Hannaford’s markets. On the topic of green, the Wall Street Journal recently ran an article on a movement in China to phase out disposable wooden chopsticks at restaurants because their use is a threat to Chinese forests. BYOC?

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