Reusable Shopping Bag
Using a reusable shopping bag is the least we can do for the environment. By swapping up the ugly plastic or paper bag with reusable grocery bags you'll save our earth while maintaining your sense of style with eco friendly fashion! And if you live in the US you have no other choice than to get one since most major grocery stores have banned plastic bags ;-)
Just think about it. If enough people do it - it can make a big impact.
Reusable shopping bags are available in a wide range of cute styles so you don't really have to stick to plain ones.
You can choose between the abstract printed designs (polka dots, stripes, floral),
the fun statement organic shopping bags with a non-discreet logo that says save our earth or any other eco friendly-stated images, and of course
the plain canvas styles. The choice is yours!
How to Buy Reusable Shopping Bag
Is it a Fair Trade bag?
Fair Trade and Fair Labor practices ensure that employees get a healthy work environment and living wages, and that the
goods are produced in a manner that protects natural resources. So if you want to make a huge difference in this world Fair Trade bags are the way to go.
Go for organic cotton canvas bags
These hold your stuff very well. Plus they've been made without toxins and unsafe materials which only cause
harm to our environment.
Make it available to you at anytime
I can't even count the number of times I've stood outside of the grocery market only to realize that I'd forgot my reusable bag back home. Sounds familiar?
The best way to make sure you'll remember to take it with you is to keep the bags in your car and as soon as you've unpacked the groceries. Even better, buy a few that folds up really small and keep one in your purse, laptop bag, etc. Baggu Bags is an example of practical reusable shopping bag.
Also, carry it as much and often as you can - that means, don't limit the bag to just groceries. Use it to go shopping or packing your lunch bag
or going for a picnic.
Avoid food cross-contamination
Just a friendly reminder, since you'll be using the same bag frequently, they can pick up bacterias from the food or things
So wash them often especially after carrying fresh produce, meat, poultry or fish. Also when buying grocery, place them food in separate bags.
Shop Reusable Grocery Bags Online
Shopping tip for international readers: Expensive worldwide shipping? US store doesn't ship to your country? Save up to 50% off retail price in your home country and gain access to the goodies. Try a mail forwarding service!
I particularly like Envirosax range of stylish organic shopping bags at Tobi (direct link), they offer both print (Amazonian) and plain designs. Check out my top picks further down this page!
If you're looking for something portable, lightweight and affordable, check out Wrapables Envirosax colorful 5-set shopping bags!
, or if you want something more versatile
and solid-colored try Baggu Bags eBay
(eBay). Note: One Baggu Bag can hold the contents of 2-3 plastic bags!
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