In an effort to stop wasting so many plastic grocery sacks, we bought some reusable bags a long time ago, but slowly they have disappeared. We use them for toting everything, not just our groceries. Today, I bought some nice sturdy canvas ones on sale for $1.50 at my local Kroger and I intend on keeping them in my trunk for groceries only. We typically unload about 20-25 plastic bags worth of groceries every time we go shopping. Today, my groceries fit into 4 of the canvas bags. AND those 4 bags were much easier to carry out with an infant seat taking up most of my grocery cart space. I could throw a couple over my shoulder and stick one underneath the cart.
Even better than purchasing them, you can make your own from old t-shirts or pillowcases. Find 45 different tutorials for making your own reusable shopping bags here.
There are eco-friendly alternatives for snack baggies and produce bags as well! I love this Etsy shop that makes reusable snack bags. Here is one of my faves: