Around the world there are an increasing number of cities with recent plastic bag bans and eco-conscious movements taking place. The time has come that you should start considering reusable bags such as canvas shopping bags.
Otherwise, you may find yourself in a pinch in the checkout line one of these days!
Why Reusable Shopping Bags?
Food packaging makes up incredible amounts of waste we generate. About one-third of an average dump is made up of packaging material from our stores.
This includes plastic cups, bottles, coffee cups, bags and so on.
In fact, the amount of plastic packaging that is thrown away every single year is enough to circle the globe four times over.
50% of all this waste, is single-use plastic.
With most of the waste taken home from grocery stores being plastic bags (checkout bags, produce bags, etc.) it makes sense that these are the first items we should find zero waste alternatives for.
The next logical step is figure out which reusable shopping bags we want.
We need something that is very durable and able to last for years, can hold a large amount of weight so there are no tears and something that is washable as its bound to collect some food remnants over time.
Canvas Grocery Bags to the Rescue!
Reusable canvas grocery bags are the perfect companion for a variety of activities.
Grocery shopping, daily errands, day trips, travel and more can all benefit from a very durable and reusable bag.
The long lasting, heavy-duty construction will allow you to save paper and plastic bags for many years to come.
The most important factor in this bag, is making sure all seams and stress points are double stitched for durability.
You don’t want to experience any more ripped bags and groceries going everywhere like plastic bags can cause.
With a quality reusable tote bag you can enjoy a large multitude of diversified use!
Not only can it be a grocery shopping bag, but also makes a great tote bag for school, the beach, the gym, yoga, etc.
The thing is, if you don’t have your bags with you when you shop, you’ll end up resorting to plastic bags once again.
This is why you MUST make it easy on yourself.
Keep some in your car, purse and office so you never leave the house without one and are always prepared!
Choosing the Material
Choosing the material is another important factor to keep in mind.
Reusable grocery bags come in many different materials and styles.
When they’re made from cotton, polyester, nylon, oxford cloth and more, it can be hard to figure out which ones are the best.
Polyester and nylon shopping bags are great because they are very durable and can be wiped clean rather easily, although that can become a hassle after a while.
Canvas and other cotton shopping bags are also very durable, as well as have the ability to be thrown right in your washer with clothes to clean!
The only downside is that they may shrink a little bit afterwards.
Not to worry though! Instead of putting them in the dryer you can stretch them back out and reduce wrinkles by pulling on the fabric when the bag is wet, then flat air dry.
Get your Canvas Shopping Bags
For the above reasons, I believe bags like these cotton canvas shopping bags are the best. They are made from highly durable fabric and can be washed along with your clothing. This makes them the most convenient for you.
And as I mentioned earlier, convenience is the most important thing when making this switch to reusable grocery bags.
Convenience is the main reason we are experiencing this epidemic of plastic pollution in the first place!
Plastic bags are quick and convenient.
So as long as we make our zero waste initiative as painless as possible, we have the greatest chance of sticking to it!
These bags are very simple with very minimal manufacturing involved.
We don’t believe in wasting unnecessary resources like printing which produces additional pollution.
The other reason is that it allows you and your family to create your own paintings and drawings to make your personalized bags!
See, reusing can be fun!!