Have you ever tried to make an eco-friendly habit change? It’s one thing to have a good intention, but another thing altogether to get a new habit to stick.
Personally, I’ve found that having the right motivation and the right tools makes a huge difference for me!
Since one of my big goals is to continue to reduce my dependence on single use plastic, understanding the impacts of plastic waste is important and so is having high quality, reusable substitutes for disposable products.
One habit that had been tougher for me to conquer is using reusable produce bags instead of plastic produce bags at the grocery. The ubiquitous roll of plastic produce bags next to every bin of vegetables made it all too easy to just keep shopping the usual way.
The MightyFix is a genius subscription service from MightyNest that sends you ONE earth friendly product every month. It’s designed to help you tackle one healthy habit change at a time.
I’ve been a MightyFix fan for many years now, and one of the first “fixes” I received was a set of reusable produce bags.
Before I got my reusable produce bags “fix”, I just had a jumble of random bags. They were ugly and old and I never remembered to bring them with me on my shopping trips.
Something about getting a nice, new set of produce bags helped me to remember them, and ultimately to cement the habit of using them at the store! Plus knowing that a set of reusable produce bags replaces 300+ disposable plastic bags per year, is just the motivation I need!
Nowadays I keep my set of reusable produce bags in the car and I’m rarely without them at the grocery store or when I shop at a farmer’s market. (Note: During the beginning of the pandemic, reusable bags were not allowed at some stores, but most stores and farmer’s markets are allowing them again.)