The BYOB (that’s bring-your-own-bag) trend is hopefully becoming a way of life and not just a fad. San Fran’s ban on plastic bags is now almost two years old, and many other cities are considering following suit. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently proposed a charge of six cents on every plastic bag New Yorkers need at the checkout. Ikea and Whole Foods are eliminating their use in all of their stores.

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What’s a grocery shopper to do? Check out Blue Avocado’s new Cool Kit Gro-Pak, a sustainable shopping system that includes five different types of shopping bags, including a main tote Pak, an insulated Chil bag for hot and cold items, a Mesh bag just for veggies, a Stuff N’ Go bag that folds up really small, and a sturdy Multi-Use bag. The entire system fits into the main Pak for easy storage at home or in the car, ($49.99). Use our special discount code blogluv5 to receive 5% off any orders over $60.

All of the bags are made from recycled materials and come with an audited carbon label that lets you know you’re taking a stand for the planet. If you avoid three plastic bags each time you go to the grocery store, you’ll save an average of 200 bags per year. That’s 9.5lbs of CO2 or the equivalent of not driving 11 miles, making Gro-Pak the perfect cross between conscience and convenience.

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Gro-pak Kits range from $24.99 – $99.99 @ blueavocado.com Be sure to use our special discount code: blogluv5 to receive a 5% discount on orders over $60.

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