Amy Arnett wrote:
N.Y. Anzai wrote:
In Japan what happens is you have one coloured basket you do your shopping in and then once the cashier checks it out they put it straight into another coloured basket and then you pay and take that to the tables set up for you to pack your shopping into bags.
Very common in our area is "my baskets" where you buy your own shopping basket, an even different color, and give it to the cashier with your shopping that is in the store's basket. The cashier checks out your stuff and puts it directly into your "my basket" and you're done. Skip the bagging process altogether. It's nice with small kids to just leave with the basket. I didn't think about how long bagging our own stuff takes, especially when holding a fussy baby. And no more guessing if everything will fit in your bags because it's the same size basket.
It's plastic, but it will last forever or at least many years. People use them for everything and even bring them to other stores like the hardware store.
jordan barton wrote:One thing we do, is we bring our own bags with us. Meaning we reuse the bags they have given us. wash them. They trick is remembering to use them when you bring them!
I imagine what you could do is buy some paper bags. give them to the cashier. And than it is put in a paper bag. Or create some cloth bags, since i see you are making textiles in the pep.
Another thing we do is we bring a box with us. The box goes into the shopping cart. and the items can be added right back into the box after they have been scanned. I find the box easier to carry than a few plastic bags.
When we do not have a box. we ask for a banana box/apple box from one of the employees. That way we avoid the need for all of the plastic. It just goes into the box.
Just suggestions which might be helpful haha!