Ikea is a bag-free store
I happened to spend a lot of this weekend at Ikea in Baltimore. I’m not a frequent Ikea shopper so I was not aware of this until check-out but Ikea is a bag-free store. At check out I was asked if I’d like to purchase a bag to use for my items. They had boxes available if needed, but no plastic bags. This is actually a pretty cool idea. I just used the cart to get the items to the car and returned the cart. No plastic bags needed or wasted so it is better for the environment. I believe some grocery stores are similar where you can purchase a bag to use for shopping at their stores. Now that I was actually confronted with this decision I may look at changing the habit for saying “plastic bags are fine” when I check-out. Just trying to do what I can to help the environment.