When checking out, I never gave a thought about my purchases being placed in plastic and/or paper bags. For years I used these bags without a care in the world. Even reusing them as trash bags, made plastic bags “multi-purpose.” Today plastic bags are out due to the harm they can cause to animals on land or to marine life in the sea. So what does a Disney driven person use? Disney reusable bags of course. I have purchased several that range from $2.50 at The Disney Store to $9.95 at the parks. The Disney reusable bags are stronger and hold more than the average plastic bag.
I keep several in the trunk of my car. That way, I always have them on hand when I go to the grocery store or mall. If you forget you have them, place the bags near your front door or in a visible place in the car to see them when you get out. Several stores are now encouraging the use of reusable bags by offering a small amount off of your purchase. Target offers five cents off your total, and Whole Foods will give a ten cent discount.
Another useful tip for a Disney reusable bag–and a way to keep the Earth beautiful–is to use it as a gift bag. For Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Birthdays, etc, I will put the person’s gift in the bag which adds to the gift because the bag can be reused. The bag itself can be a gift. Once during a typical Wal-Mart run, the cashier assisting me commented on my Mickey Mouse reusable bag. She stated it was so cute and that she had never seen one. Once she had rung me up and the transaction was finished, I handed her one of the bags and told her to have a “Magical Day.” She was very surprised and could not stop smiling. She thanked me several times.
So whether I am using Mickey Mouse, Princess Tiana, or the Muppets to hold my items, I am spreading a little pixie dust in the smiles these reusable bags create as well as saving a piece of the Earth for the next generation of Mouseketeers who will led a Disney Driven Life.
Contributed by: Elantrice Hughley (NDI#132) Elantrice is the DDL Shopping Blogger.