Now there are even more reasons to reduce and reuse bags: They can also help keep things fresh! According to Ali Cohane of Persephone Bakery, the new, all-natural cotton bread bags the company is selling at the Jackson Hole Farmer’s Market allow bread to breathe and stay super crusty for longer than a plastic bag. In addition to being stylish and pretty, they offer a longer life for the bread to stay fresh. Available in two sizes ($12 for the loaf and $10 for the baguette) they also come stuffed with a free loaf on the first purchase. Cohane encourages purchasers to bring them back and refill them each week!
An initiative of Teton County’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle program, new reusable and locally designed bags were created to offer awareness and give tourists and others a way to contribute back to areas they impact. The bags, designed by John Frechette of MADE, comes with educational information including these facts:
- Over 12 million barrels of oil are required to produce the 100 billion plastic bags that the U.S. consumes each year.
- Plastic bags break down into toxic bits that contaminate soil, waterways and animals upon digestion.
- One person can save over 22,000 plastic bags in his/her lifetime by using a reusable bag.
Also soon offering reusable bags is Habits. While the bags will make great grocery totes, they will also come with a discount on any future purchase. Look for these at Habits soon. Available free with a purchase over $250 or for $10 a bag, these bags are the gift that keeps on giving. Bring it back to the store and get 5 percent off all future purchases!