Have you ever thought about how many of those plastic produce bags you use and throw away in a week? A month? A year? If you are as much of a fresh produce fanatic as I am, it might be as many as 10 a week, which could be over 500 a year! That’s an awful lot of waste, for something that does not degrade.
Last year, I stumbled upon some reusable produce bags on Amazon. I was already on a quest to reduce the amount of waste that I produced, so this seemed like the next logical step.
Before I purchased them, I was concerned that they would be too opaque, and the cashier would not be able to tell what was inside. Clearly (pun maybe sorta intended), you can see that there is no problem with transparency.
One of the best features is that they are easily hand or machine washable if they get dirty. I just put them on the delicate setting, so they don’t get too banged up. I haven’t had any problem with them getting torn up, although the drawstrings do sometimes get tangled around things while checking out. It’s not a big problem though.
The particular brand I bought has a convenient little carrying case, so all 10 bags fit neatly inside, and you do not have to worry about them getting messy in your purse or reusable grocery bags. You do use reusable grocery bags, right? If not, we should have a talk 🙂
I do not believe the brand I purchased is available on Amazon, although after some time with my bags, I wish I had some that were a bit larger, for those giant heads of Swiss chard and kale. I am now recommending these bags to everyone who asks!
If you are looking for ways to reduce your waste, this is a must do for you!