If there's a time when your plastic use hits an all-time high, it's during your weekly trip to the grocery store. While some things are unavoidable — the plastic packing on salad mix, for example — there are a number of simple changes you can make for a more eco-friendly shopping experience. First things first: Trade the plastic bags that most stores provide for your own reusable grocery bags. There are so many options to consider, including machine-washable totes, foldable bags, canvas carry-alls, or patterned polypropylene bags that match your style. Once you find one that best fits your needs, stash it in your purse, glove box, or trunk, so you have no excuses but to go green.

And since we know it can be tough to change your ways, think about it this way: Eight states, including Connecticut, California, and New York, have already banned single-use plastic bags, so you might as well get a hang of using reusable bags.

While you can always buy a reusable bag the next time you're at the grocery store or even use a rogue shopping bag you have lying around the house (FYI, Lululemon and Fresh Direct bags are great makeshift grocery bags), we've rounded up a list of favorites from the experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliance and Textiles Lab, as well as Amazon's best-seller list. These top-rated picks are so cute and functional that you'll actually look forward to bringing them into the grocery store with you.

With this 5-pack, you can stash a foldable polyester bag in its matching carrying pouch in your purse, trunk, or car door. Small but mighty, each bag is waterproof and reinforced, so you don't have to worry about it breaking even when you're carrying a heavy load (up to 50 lbs. worth!).

The night before you head to the store, fold up this grocery bag and freeze it overnight. This soft-sided tote is insulated with freezable gel that stays put, no matter how often you use it. 

These bags couldn't make shopping green easier. They fit most standard shopping carts, so you can divide up your groceries while you're shopping to make the loading and unloading process so much easier. The set even comes with wine and egg holders, and a separate cooler bag

Before you hit up the farmer's market, pick up this four-pack of mesh produce bags. Made with fruits and veggies in mind, these totes are perfectly constructed for leaves and dirt to fall through rather than settling on your freshly bought goods. 

Even though it's light and compact enough to carry around all day, this nylon shoulder bag is surprisingly strong, holding up to 30 lbs. without ripping. They also come in an assortment of bold patterns and bright colors, so you'll never lose sight of it. 

Choose between an insulated and non-insulated version to best fit your grocery needs. No matter which one you pick, this canvas tote can hold up to 30 lbs. of groceries when open and folds flat to less than 2 inches when not in use.  

Clip this zippered pouch to your shopping cart or store it in your purse, so you always have reusable bags on hand. Each pouch fits five or 10 reusable grocery bags (the choice is yours!), which hold up to 50 lbs. each.

Big enough to hold at least three standard size grocery bags, this pop-up tote will keep all of your bags and bottles from rolling around in the trunk. And when you're done using it, fold it down flat to give you more cargo space. 

This adorable over-the-shoulder tote packs a big punch: Along with its eye-catching Lilly Pulitzer print, it's made with all-weather woven polypropylene that won't tear, rip, or stain.

Available in four colors and two sizes, this lightweight tote collapses to easily fit in the car or shopping cart. Since it can keep food cold for up to 4 hours and be wiped clean, it's a great go-to option for meat, fish, and other perishables. 

You probably have one (or at the very least, have seen one) for the beach, school, or work. Now, designate one of LL Bean's quintessential canvas totes for grocery hauls, and personalize it with your family's last name or initials. 

Ideal for heavier loads, this jute bag stands up straight, so you don't have to worry about your eggs or other fragile items toppling over. The best part: There's an easy-to-reach pocket inside, so you can safely stash your keys, phone, wallet, and shopping list. 

More than just a basic bag, this zip-top option can be packed with groceries and then rolled straight to your car. Or if you live in a city, you can easily take it on public transportation. 

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Keep this striped canvas bag with you at all times, so you can tote your essentials from one place to the next — groceries or otherwise. While it isn't as big as other options, it's the perfect size for when you just need to grab a few items at the store on weeknights. 

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