Get a Free Green Bag

Teli Adlam —  October 16, 2007

Although technically ended 30 minutes ago for me, I’ve decided that I’m going to continue with a little offering. For the first 100 0 people who requests one, I will send them a free .

Why a Green Bag? It’s earth friendly, it’s reusable, it’s roomy, it’s sturdy, and it may net you a compliment or two.

Green Bag

Just so you get an idea of how roomy these bags are, it only took 4 green bags to manage what would normally take 7 plastic bags. With one bag, you should be able to comfortably fit 2-3 plastic bags’ worth of stuff.

In fact, the picture above was taken after a typical trip to the grocery store. The Green Bags are mine and the plastic bags are my sister’s. We purchased roughly the same amount of food, however, she required 9 plastic bags to my 3 Green Bags.

When it was time to unpack the groceries, not a single Green Bag had tipped over or spilled anything, however, more than half of her bags fell over and her Ritz crackers box was smashed to kingdom come. πŸ™‚

Want a Green Bag? All you need to do is contact me with your mailing address and I’ll send it to you.

Update: Well, that didn’t take very long. I am impressed with the desire of people to help make a change for the better in this world. If anyone feels inspired to continue where I left off by offering Green Bags, please do so. I’ll even be happy to help you spread the word!

Of course, there are a few restrictions…

  • One per household.
  • I can’t ship internationally, so you must use a US mailing address (sorry to my overseas friends)
  • Since I’ll be purchasing these bags from a local merchant, they may run out of stock — in that event, I’ll send the equivalent of a Green Bag (may be a different brand)

And don’t worry, I won’t be snail mailing you anything else and you won’t find yourself on any strange mailing lists. This is simply my version of a random act of kindness. πŸ™‚

Got questions? Feel free to ask in the comments or through the contact form.

Teli Adlam


12 responses to Get a Free Green Bag

  1. Hey Teli. Those look great! Where do you get them anyway? I’m going to take up your offer if not too late. Contacting you right now.

  2. Hey Lynette,
    It’s not too late, but I really am pleased with the response — nice to know that people are open to the idea of helping out the environment.

    I pick up the Green Bags from my local Publix Supermarket. So far, that’s the only store I’ve seen carrying them, so I made sure to pick up a *bunch* today.

    ~ Teli

  3. Oh no wonder I’ve never seen them here. We don’t have Publix… living out in the boonies (almost) don’t help πŸ™‚

  4. Hey Teli,

    Thank you for such a generous offer. Hope some are still available.

  5. Just a quick update, I’m sending out the Green Bags in batches of 20 and the first batch will be going out today, the second tomorrow, and the third on Friday.

    Everyone should receive their packages within about the next 10-12 postal days. πŸ™‚

    ~ Teli

  6. Hi Teli, I’m a little late to discover your post, but I would love a green bag. I have just filled out the online form you have elsewhere to request it.

    How is a green bag different than using a fabric canvas bag for shopping? That’s what we use when we go to the Farmer’s Market. For regular grocery shopping, we are still using the store’s plastic bags.

    Until recently, I thought I was reusing the plastic ones wisely as pooper scoopers for my dog and cats, but now, alas, realize that’s not such a great solution.

  7. Hi Katie,
    You just got in under the wire. πŸ™‚ There are only a few left and I’m about to update the post to that effect.

    As for how the Green Bags are different from the canvas bags (which is still good to use if you can’t get a hold of a Green Bag) is that they tend to be roomier; they are designed in such a way that the bottom spreads out to allow for more room.

    Also, Green Bags are designed to be Earth friendly and can be recycled once it’s reached its useful lifespan. Not to mention being water resistant (helpful when purchasing cold items that tend to sweat).

    For your dog’s and cats’ poopie needs, it would be a good idea to use a paper bag or other biodegradable material instead of plastic bags which take a noticeably longer period of time to degrade (up to 20 years). πŸ™‚

    ~ Teli

  8. Hi Teli,

    Nice green bags!

    Well, there’s a massive move practically every where in the world to eradicate plastic bags and just go for green bags. I commend you on this earth-saving move! πŸ™‚

  9. Judith Reed Ligosky November 1, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    I’d like to know the source of the green bags, please! We’d like to offer an ecologically sound but inexpensive alternative to the plastic bags we give people to take their books home in.
    Royal Oak Public Library

  10. Great idea

  11. I’m an English teacher in Brazil and I’m really interested in the green bags. How much would it cost me to order about 150 bags for my students? Would it be possible?
    Thank you

  12. I couldnt believe it when i was shopping in Aldi the other day and got charged 9p for a bag, can someone also explain to me the difference between a “green bag” and a fabric bag, im lost!