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Alternative to Plastic Bags: Canvas Shopping Bags
Much like shopping bags available at grocery store chains, canvas shopping bags serve the same purpose. Materials used for shopping bags range from synthetic fabrics and recycled materials to cotton and canvas. With the focus on environmental health, some designers are adding reusable canvas totes, made from recycled or sustainable materials to their fashion collection. After shopping for groceries, make a personal statement about your support of a healthier environment by using a recycle shopping bag versus plastic bags.
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Alternative to Plastic Bags: Mesh Shopping Bags
Shop in style whether you’re at the grocery store or your local farmer’s market with a mesh sling shoulder bag. These flexible and roomy bags are ideal when shopping. They’re lightweight, see-through, and handles are part of entire bag versus attached handles, which means you don’t have to worry about snapped straps. Bring several with you when shopping for your groceries. When you get home, you can see what’s in each bag. Like other fabric-based shopping bags, they can be recycled once their useful life is over.
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Alternative to Plastic Bags: Denim Shopping Bags
A fun do-it-yourself project that saves money and promote recycling is a ‘make your own denim shopping bag.’ This is as simple as one-two-three: Clip a pair of pants to the desired bag length, sew a double hem along the seam, attach hooks and handles and voila, you’re ready to go shopping. The material is sturdy, so it will hold up under weight, it’s easy to carry with the shoulder strap, and best of all, it’s recycled material. It’s also versatile and can be used when you’re out-and-about town as a creative fashion piece.