As we are all aware, the Dallas bag ban went in to affect on January 1, 2015. This means that whenever you shop in Dallas, you either need to bring your own bag or pay a small fee.
So how does it work? When you go shopping, you are encouraged to bring your own bag. If you don’t bring your own bag, you will be charged 5 cents per bag. That means if you go to the grocery store and the grocer supplies you with 20 bags to store all of your groceries, you will be charged $1.00. Sure, that doesn’t sound like a lot but don’t forget you will get charged that every single time you go shopping unless you bring your own.
A Dallas company has the perfect solution to the Dallas bag ban, they’ve launched RagBags, a new endlessly useful, environmentally responsible fabric bag. This isn’t your regular bag. They can be reused and repurposed, eliminating the need for plastic or paper bags. When or if you do throw them away, they’re fully biodegradable.
The best part about the bag is that it’s not just a bag! Their fabric makes them perfect to be rags, bibs, towels, a hefty bag and more. Once you are done using them once, you are able to rinse and repeat! I like to keep them in my car not just for when I go shopping but for when I have an occasional spill or when my nieces and nephews ride along and make messes.
Now that the Dallas bag ban is in full effect, I would highly recommend getting a few of these bags. You can find them at Green Grocer and hopefully at more stores in the future.
What are you doing about the Dallas bag ban – paying for the bags or bringing your own?