Today I had a bunch of errands to run just like any typical weekend day. I had to run to Costco, followed by a trip to Target to return something, and then finally the grocery store for the first time in close to 3 weeks (I was gone one of those weeks, in my defense).
As I got back into my car at Target on my way to the grocery store, I realized I had forgotten my recyclable grocery bags. They're usually in my car, but I forgot to put them back. So I had to decide whether I should skip the bags and just use paper bags from Jewel that I can then use to recycle paper in OR should I drive 2 miles home, get the bags and drive 2 miles back to Jewel?
After 30 seconds of pondering which was worse for the environment - 4 extra miles of pollution or paper bags that I could reuse - I decided to head straight to the grocery store.
What would you do? Would you drive home, wasting gas and adding pollution to the environment on an already hot and sticky Chicago summer day OR would you go straight to the grocery store and use their free paper (or plastic) bags that you could reuse later?