Organic cotton mesh produce bags by A Slice of Green. Great for carrying home fruit and vegetables or bulk foods like pasta when you're out shopping.
Its estimated that 40% of plastic is used for packaging in the UK. We as a nation generate 2.4 million tonnes per year of packaging waste, approx 1.7 million tonnes of which is from households. (Source)
A reusable alternative to plastic produce bags and packaged goods.
Pack of 3:
small 18 x 22cm
medium 26 x 32
large 34 x 38cm
Machine washable up to 40 degrees.
"Produced responsibly by a family run business in India from GOTS certified organic cotton."
Recycle at your local textile recycling point.
Fossil fuels are the founding source of plastic bags. The production of 100 billion plastic bags uses around 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture. Not only do the use of plastic bags increase your carbon footprint but its estimated that 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastic bags a year. (Source)
Making the simple eco swap to reusable bags can make a huge difference.
Bulk produce is becoming available more and more, look online to find out where your nearest bulk store is. Our favourite isLocavore in Glasgow, or check out newly openedThe Eco Larderin Edinburgh.