Each year, 12 million barrels of oil are needed to produce the 100 billion plastic bags Americans consume annually. Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down. Many cities and countries are banning or heavily taxing plastic shopping bags.
Choose one of the lightweight, durable, reusable shopping bags sold at the Coop instead! A ChicoBag comes in it's own stuff sack, perfect for carrying in your purse or pocket. Larger canvas, string and thick plastic bags are great for bigger and heavier groceries.