Change starts with a good reason. This is why it is so important to understand the benefits of the change you are about to make.
By switching to a reusable produce bag you will stop using the plastic bags that are provided at the supermarket. This means that less plastic will be produced, end up in our landfills and less in our waterways.
That's why your task for your first day is to check out some videos or read up on the lifecycle of plastics.
Buy or Make
Produce bags are really easy to make, but if you're not keen on that then here are some great places to find the perfect bags.
Things to consider
Fabric: Think about the fabric that your bag is made out of and consider the whole lifecycle of the product. Read more about sustainable fabrics here.
Weight: Because you will keep your produce in the bags when you weigh them at the check out, it is important to consider the weight of the fabrics that you choose. Get the lightest fabric you can.
Hygiene: One thing I love about my organic cotton bags is that I can wash them. This is a really great benefit of using fabric bags instead of plastic.
Where to buy
There are a few places that you can find sustainable and reusable produce bags.
Health & Wellness Stores: These stores are usually located in every shopping centre or district, but they often go under the radar if you don't usually shop at them. Look out for stores that stock supplements, herbal teas, gluten free products and other health and wellness products.
Local Markets: These are the best places to shop for your new produce bags, this way you get out in the fresh air, support your local economy and buy something that is made locally. This can reduce the carbon emission footprint. Bonus!