Sustainability is a global effort, and so is finding solutions. Some of them, developed primarily in Europe, are ready for export to retailers in the United States. There's the Mini Maxi, a nylon shopping bag that folds up into a small keychain pouch. Developed by German design firm Reisenthel, this colorful, portable alternative to the plastic tote has caught on in Europe and is now making its way stateside. Websites like are selling the Mini Maxi, as are various ...

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