Are you trying to use less plastic when shopping? I've been trying for a while now. Finally getting the hang of taking my cloth bags with me when I leave the house :) It's a habit that I've had some difficulty getting into, but I'm really tired of the plastic bags all over the house, in the garbage and cluttering my pantry. Plus the fact that they are taking up space in landfills, which are starting to take over large area's of land. It seems the older I get the more conscious I am of what we are doing to our World!
I was still struggling with how to purchase my fresh produce and not use the wimpy plastic bags the store provides when I can across Steward Bags.
This is a wonderful Canadian Company that sells 100% cotton bags for produce! Here's a bit about the company:
Our Mission Statement
To provide grocery shoppers with a high quality, eco-friendly alternative to plastic produce bags as well as encourage and challenge others to become active participants in stewardship initiatives for our planet.
Steward Bags was born out of our family's love for the outdoors and our passion for stewardship of the Earth. We are committed to learning new ways to reduce our ecological foot print. We waited for others to create an eco-friendly alternative to the plastic produce bags and grew impatient. In the meantime we debated. One of us insisted on tying a knot in the top of the bag so the produce didn't roll out. The other, however, argued that knotting the top of the bag makes it difficult to re-open and impossible to reuse. Either way these bags ended up piling up in our garbage and ultimately in the local landfill.
Not only have we developed this organic produce bag as an Earth friendly alternative to plastic produce bags, now we have one less thing to argue about.
We feel that the development of our product is a natural progression from reusable grocery bags.
The produce bags come in two sizes -
Large: 12" x 15"
Small: 10" x 12"
Josee sent me 4 large bags and 4 small bags to try out and pass to my friends. I happen to have 5 friends that are very conscientious about what they are doing to the environment, and were thrilled to receive a produce bag! We all LOVE them! They are strong enough to carry a bunch of oranges, but light enough they won't add weight when you are at the check-out. If you have been looking for a way to rid yourself of plastic while in the produce aisle at your favorite grocery store - here is the perfect way! If you are looking for Canvas Bags - they carry those too :)
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
One winner will be getting 2 Small & 1 Large Produce Bag from Steward Bags.
-100% organic cotton
-certified EKO Sustainable Textile
-fair wage/fair labour
-hand wash in cold, hang to dry
THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!