Friday, December 3, 2010

Shop Carrier Bags

Although there has been a marked reduction in the number of bags that shops hand out (at least here in Europe), occasionally I still get given a bag containing my goods.

Plastic bags I think you will agree hold no beauty at all, we might use them a few times and then they become a bin bag to hold our rubbish (garbage). They litter the streets are often seen hanging from branches like some device for catching falling leaves or rain!

However, I visited the Filofax store the other week and my purchases were handed over to me in a stylish paper bag. This is a true thing of beauty. I can't bear to get rid of it. I've refolded it flat and it is as if it hasn't been used. It would seem a crime to just throw it away.

I suppose it will show a weakness in my character to leave it on a shelf in a cupboard until we next have a spring clean. Even worse.. I have two of them!

What do you do with bags like this?


  1. When I bought my Malden at the Filofax Centre in July, I only got a plastic bag... but I kept it anyway.

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  3. I keep bags like this, mainly because I hate to waste something when it can be reused. So I have a pile of them. It comes in handy when I need a bag for something, anything. I just grab one. I also keep plastic store bags and use them as garbage bags. It saves me money, as I don't have to buy extra garbage bags.


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