Saturday, July 12, 2008

No More Filmy Plastic Bags, Redux

I finally found reusable produce bags I like! This is actually what started my Etsy visits last week, but I wanted to wait for the bags I bought to arrive so I could road test them before writing. Definitely worth the wait. The bags are made from a slightly stretchy netting, they’re feather-light (no extra weight on the scale), and almost transparent when produce is inside (easy for checker or you to read PLU stickers on fruits and veggies). I got mine (pictured) from an Etsy shop called DaisyDots. The drawstring cord color coordinates with the stitching and she offers lots of colors. They were 3 for $6, which I thought was quite reasonable.

There are quite a few Etsy sellers who offer reusable produce bags — all with the nice added benefit of buying something handmade directly from the person who made it, instead of going all mass-produced. Plus, I haven’t seen bags this light commercially.

Today’s mitzvah: Consider buying handmade
— and bug your grocery to offer alternatives to the roll of tear-off plastic produce bags.

Photograph © 2008 by DaisyDots.

1 comment:

Adam Pieniazek said...

Hmm...I've been mostly using my backpack as I bike to the supermarket but these bags look like enough to just toss in my pocket or tie around my bike so I could leave my black sun absorbing backpack at home...hmm, certainly worth $6.