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Shopping bags!

Hi readers, it’s Emily and William here talking about bags. Why bags? Well, I Emily was shopping recently and found I didn’t have a bag with me. It was the first time I’ve forgotten a bag and had to buy one. It got me thinking about the bags I have at home, so I made a note to myself to make sure I have one in my rucksack when I go to work each day, so if I go to the shops on the way home I will have one with me.

What makes it easy is that I have one which folds up into a little ball so it doesn’t take up much room. It’s also great as it can be reused for a long time. I have other bags at home with designs and patterns on (Winnie the Pooh, Minnie and Mickey Mouse) which liven up my shopping.

When, I William go shopping I have supermarket reusable plastic bags in my rucksack, because it’s better for the environment to reuse bags. I really like the bags which are biodegradable as they can eventually go in the food waste, but they are only strong enough for a few items.

We both think reusable bags can make a nice gift for someone. For Christmas one year I, Emily gave Mum a fold up reusable bag with roses on it. She uses it every time she goes to buy the paper or get some milk. It’s really pretty and so handy.

We would love supermarkets to make and sell strong biodegradable bags, or bags made from recycled plastic. All these things will help the planet.

It’s good to see more people bringing in their own bags to the shops, they obviously are good at remembering to keep one with them!

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