Eco-friendly Alternatives to Plastic Bags
Plastic bags are lightweight, have handles for easy carrying, hold a lot of items, extremely durable, and don't take up much room in the trashcan. But, while plastic bags are convenient for consumers, the sad truth is, plastic bags are extremely harmful to the environment and wildlife. There are many better alternatives to plastic bags for storage.
Alternative to Plastic Bags: Paper Grocery Bags
Alternative to Plastic Bags: Mason Jars
Alternative to Plastic Bags: Reusable Cloth Shopping Bag
Alternative to Plastic Bags: Canvas Shopping Bags
Alternative to Plastic Bags: Mesh Shopping Bags
Alternative to Plastic Bags: Denim Shopping Bags
Alternative to Plastic Bags: Metal Containers
Mesh Produce Bags
The next time you go shopping for fresh produce and need a bag, forego the plastic bags in the produce section and use a mesh bag, instead. If you look around, you'll see many items, such as onions, potatoes and grapes already packaged in mesh bags. This is to protect them from cold, moist, dry and humid environments. So, why put unpackaged items into a plastic bag when mesh bags seem to be the better option. Bring your own mesh bags with you or recycle one already in your pantry.