One of our personal resolutions this year was to cut back on our one time plastic use.
Part of that means really committing to using our cloth shopping bags- which was great, but we were still coming home with a bunch of thin plastic produce bags.
They were slowly accumulating under our kitchen sink- irritatingly falling all over the place and being a general nuisance.
When these things bug me, I head to the internet… which usually leads me to amazon.
And lo and behold – available to us for $12, a set of 9 nylon produce bags in 3 different sizes. They were also available in organic cotton for $25, but we are on a budget unfortunately.
First, I opened the green storage bag, and pulled them out. They were rolled around a user brochure that stated the care instructions and some other neat info-
The bags are a nice quality, lightweight nylon fabric. Very breathable and see thru. Each bag comes with a nylon drawstring and spring loaded plastic toggle to pull it closed. These are what account for most of the weight of the bag.
Which feature little tags on the upper corner with the tare weights so you’re not paying more for the same produce.
We’ve only used them once, but I am very happy with their performance. Regardless of some of the looks I get for it, I feel good about every single time I keep a plastic bag out of the dump. Now to see if they stand the test of time- to be updated sometime in the, hopefully far, future.
Updated: unfortunately, most grocery stores cashiers have pretty negative attitudes about these bags. This leads to an overwhelming refusal to tare the scales which means we are paying extra for our fruit. But we decided to keep using them, proudly.
Until next time, have a wicked good day!