I can't decide if this is a sensibly frugal idea, a borderline criminal activity or an environmental scandal. Judge for yourself.
Picture by Francois Schnell
Reader Laurie wrote in with this simple tip:
When I go shopping I always grab a couple of extra plastic bags (from the dispenser) in the fruit and veg section to wrap meat and other items up in for freezing.
If you want to cut down on bag use, freezing stuff in washable and reusable containers makes sense. Freezer bags aren't especially costly either (69 cents for a packet of 40 or 80, depending what size you want).
A marginally more ethical approach might be to reuse the bags you've used for fruit and vegetables after you get home. That said, many people won't feel bad about getting something extra from a major supermarket chain. What's your take? Thanks Laurie!