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)
Organic cotton produce bags by A Slice of Green. Great for carrying home fruit and vegetables or bulk foods like pasta when you're out shopping.
A reusable alternative to plastic produce bags and packaged goods.
Available as a pack of three: small, medium and large.
Small 18 x 22cm
Medium 26 x 32cm
Large 34 x 38cm
Machine washable up to 40 degrees.
Manufactured responsibly in India through a family run business from GOTS certified organic cotton.
Can be recycled at 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 is Locavore in Glasgow, or check out newly opened The Eco Larder in Edinburgh.