In my area of the country, plastic shopping bags have become scarce. Cities and stores are either banning them altogether or opting for paper instead. For the past 30 years I have dutifully recycled my bags, but now I’m hanging on to my dwindling stash. It may not sound politically or environmentally correct, but those suckers come in handy—especially when traveling. That’s why I was excited to read Gail’s tip. I’ve popped one in my purse, but I barely notice since it’s practically weightless!
POP-UP PLASTIC BAGS. When I travel, I stuff a few plastic grocery bags inside a prescription medication bottle, and keep it in my carry-on suitcase or purse. Whenever I need a bag, I have one handy! Gail, email