Fruity Sacks Reusable Produce Bags - 3 pack
The perfect alternative to plastic produce bags are lightweight, see-through mesh bags with a drawstring, made from 100% food-safe polyester.
What’s the difference: recyclable plastic bags, cotton bags and paper bags?
Recyclable plastic bags still require a lot of resources to make. Throwing them away to degrade in the environment is wasteful. Some are not very strong, often falling apart on the way home. Others have been shown to take a long time to biodegrade in the environment.
Organic cotton reusable bags require huge amounts of water to grow the cotton, 10,000 litres of water to grow 1kg of cotton. Cotton holds moisture and attracts bacteria. It is more likely to get mold adhering to it which increases the risk of spoilage.
Unfortunately, another ‘natural alternative’ paper bags require huge amounts of tree resources to produce. They certainly aren’t suitable for all fruit and vegetables, particularly those that are wet and they are difficult to reuse.
What’s the best alternative?
Reusing our bags hundreds of times is the best alternative. A polyester mesh bag is strong, light weight and can be reused hundreds, probably thousands, of times. There is a hierarchy in waste management called the 3 Rs-Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The order is important- when we can’t reduce and need to use, reusing bags is a better option for the environment than recycling.
“I created Fruity Sacks because I was tired of coming home with a handful of unwanted plastic bags nearly every time I went fruit and veg shopping. I wanted an alternative to the insidious
little plastic bag –something that was about the same size, lightweight and see through, something that was washable and durable so that it could be reused for many years.”
Fruity Sacks are the best solution for fruit and vegetable shopping!
These bags provide an easy way for all of us to make a small difference every day. As I began using Fruity Sacks, I could see that I was making a small impact on the environment and I felt better about how I did my shopping. If most of us were to use Fruity Sacks for our fruit and veg shopping, collectively we would make a huge impact on the environment.
Interesting fact: the amount of greenhouse gases emitted in the creation of 1 Fruity Sack is about the equivalent of 13 plastic bags. Simply using our Fruity Sack 14 times will have a positive impact on the environment.
Size: 45cm x 35cm
Weight: 12 grams per bag
(information courtesy of fruitsacks.com)