Even though she was fully onboard with reusable shopping totes, Quebecer Judy Lazar wanted to do more to reduce the use of plastic bags at the grocery store. Despite over one in three Quebec shoppers using canvas over plastic at the checkout, the produce department was still a culprit with all of those clear plastic bags used to bag fruits and veggies. So Credobags' produce bags were born.
Read on for more about these reusable produce bags from Canada, as well as another design we also like.
Credobags are made of cotton that is grown in Turkey, shipped to Montreal, and made into yarn here. It is then woven into fabric and sewn into bags by local workers.
Many shoppers who want to avoid plastic produce bags just skip them altogether, buying their produce loose in the basket. However, as Lazar points out, bags are handy when it comes to small produce items like mushrooms. In fact, these sorts of vegetable bags have been growing in popularity right alongside the explosion of options in market bags.
Here's one other set of reusable vegetable produce bags that recently caught our attention. They come in a set of four, including one bonus bag for herbs and bulk spices or teas. The bags are very light, so they won't add anything to the scale when they're weighing your veggies or bulk grains. They also have drawstrings, which we love. This particular set is available from Wonderthunder on Etsy.
Do you use reusable produce bags at the grocery store? Do you have a favorite set?
• Buy Credobags: You can find out more about Credobags' cotton produce bags online at Credobags.ca and you can purchase them Grassroots Environmental Products for $5 each.
• Buy Wonderthunder bags: Happy Vegetable Reusable Vegetable Bags in Red, $20 for a set of four at Wonderthunder.
Related: No More Plastic Bags: Organic Cotton Produce Bags
Via: The Montreal Gazette
- Post by Regina
(Top photo: Dave Sidaway. Additional photos: Wonderthunder.)