After discovering that a plastic bag takes over a 1000 years to break down, San Diego Reader writer Eve Kelly – who’s is a mom – decided to do a search for re-usable sandwich bags. A friend of hers had told her that “one child makes 60 pounds of lunch trash per year.”
“Imagine the amount of plastic a school throws away yearly. And the amount of money we moms spend on that stuff. Time to look into some reusable sandwich bags.”
So Eve set out to find stores in San Diego that offer such an exotic thing as a re-useable sandwich bag. She found one in OB’s People’s Organic Food Market. Here’s her quote:
Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market (obpeoplesfood.com; 619-224-1387)
carries an assortment of machine-washable Semilla snack bags: pink girly robots, blue robots, yellow and green guitars, pink and yellow flowers. The Chiquita Snack Bag, a small bag with Velcro across the inside top, runs $5.75. A matching two-pack — two different sizes — runs $12.95. A larger-sized wrap that opens up to a placemat costs $7.69.