Are mesh bags a good alternative to plastic ones?
Most large grocery and retail store chains are now charging ten cents per plastic bag as they inch closer to banning them completely.
This is a huge step in waste reduction!
We are finally approaching the age of banned single-use plastic bags, and we’re pretty excited about it.
But why does it really matter if we use plastic bags or reusable mesh bags?
Get this: research has shown that, in the United States alone, we have 327 billion plastic bags in our oceans. Billions!
That’s billions of bags and broken plastic particles that are floating around out there causing all kinds of harm to our marine life and ecosystem.
Not only do they kill up to 100,000 marine animals each year, but they also take, on average, 500 years to degrade, and as they do, they leak toxins into the ground, water, and wind.
Most of us are already really excited about the movement to switch to reusable bulk & mesh bags and protect our oceans and marine life, but what about those of us who still need a little encouragement?
Or those who are on board already, but just want to know about some great alternative uses for the mesh bags we’re replacing the plastics with?
Well, look no further!
EcoRoots has the answers to these questions and more. We all know that mesh bags are great doing your laundry, but do you know what else they’re good for?
Groceries and farmers market trips, books, toys, medicine, traveling, beach day goodies, jewelry, cosmetics, toiletries, and pretty much anything else you can think of!
There’s more: unlike plastic bags, organic cotton is biodegradable, so if you do throw it out at the end of its long lifecycle, it will simply break down rather than floating around in the ocean or a landfill for hundreds and hundreds of years.
Here at EcoRoots, we offer organic cotton string mesh bags for all of your various storage needs and purchases.
Our set of nine reusable organic produce bags comes with bags in different sizes so you can choose the one that best fits what you’re looking for on that particular trip or day.
They’re washable, eco-friendly, durable, sustainable and biodegradable, and they come in recyclable cardboard packaging so we’re not wasting any plastic to ship them, either!
If you just need one, we also sell a solo organic cotton string bag that can hold up to 40 pounds!
Just like the pack of nine, it’s washable, durable, eco-friendly, biodegradable, and shipped in recyclable cardboard packaging. It stretches and expands, so you can use it to carry and store just about anything you need.
It’s great for everything from trips to the beach, groceries, bookstore scores, clothes, wine, you name it!
Next time you need a bag for storage or to carry your purchases, think about this:
Farmers’ market trips are one of the best uses of reusable bags. You need something to carry all of those fresh fruits and vegetables in, so why not use a cute, bright mesh bag which will allow them to breathe while you shop, and won’t do any harm to the environment?
The choice is clear: pick the bag that is better for you, your food, and the planet. As an added bonus, they look better than plastic bags, too.
If you have reusable bags but you forget to bring them with you when you leave the house, just leave a few in your car and by your door so you always remember to bring them with you.
If you need one (or a few), our organic cotton string bag option is great for these trips. It holds up to 40 pounds and it’s incredibly durable.
You can find it here
I know from personal experience that it’s hard to find a place to put all of the random little things that you need in a perfect spot in your home.
So, what’s an eco-friendly person do?
It’s easy: snag a cute little organic cotton bag to store it all in! Bonus points if you fill it up with eco-friendly, alternative beauty products, too! If you need to know where to get started on that journey, check out some of our other products and blog posts.
You can also buy reusable bags in different sizes, and they’re not only great for storing beauty products and cosmetics, but also toys, tools, pictures, and all those other little things cluttering up your living space right now.
Depending on what you’re storing, you can choose either our single organic cotton string bag that holds up to forty pounds or our organic cotton set of nine, which comes in different sizes.
The single bag is great for toys, tools, pictures, and other bigger things of the same category.
The set of nine is great if you’re storing things in different categories or anything that needs to be separated (you probably don’t want to throw pictures or cosmetics into your bag of tools!).
Next time you’re packing up for a road trip, vacation, beach day, or a weekend away, think about this:
You’ve got clothes, books, chargers, toiletries, and snacks to pack; where do you even begin? Most of this will go into your suitcase, but you may want something separate to put some small things in or items that you want to be easier to reach.
Our organic cotton set of nine bags is perfect for this category! It comes with one small bulk bag, one medium bulk bag, one large bulk bag, two small mesh bags, two medium-mesh bags, and two large mesh bags.
You can find the set here
Snacks that you want on hand can go in the smallest bag, toiletries you’ll need more frequently than your shower items like sunscreen can go in another small bag, and chargers and books in a medium-sized if you’re going to be in the car and need these things before you get to your destination.
Here’s another idea: bring two empty, extra bags along with you too; one for planned souvenirs or grocery trips and unexpected purchases, and one for your dirty clothes so that you can keep them separate from the clean ones in your suitcase for the duration of the trip.
Do not fret, eco-friendly friends: plastic bags are soon to be a thing of the past. Yay!
We’re working hard to reverse the damage that has been done and make sure that we don’t end up living in a world where there is more plastic floating in our oceans than fish. And we’re really glad you’re right there with us.
So now that you’ve decided to take this eco-friendly journey with us, here’s how you can avoid ever needing a single-use plastic bag again: first, check out our reusable organic cotton bags.
Next: tell your friends, relatives, co-workers, and neighbors.
Even better: next time you’re looking for an office Christmas gift or a birthday present for that one person that’s really hard to shop for because they have everything they need already, give them the gift of reusable bags, and if you like them enough, you can even throw some other eco-friendly products in it, too!