When the country went some what eco conscious with the one use plastic bag ban at supermarkets a while back, despite the fact that some consumers had a hissy fit because of their own inconvenience I for one couldn’t have been happier. Finally a positive step towards reducing the amount of plastic getting sent to landfill. Though we have yet a long way to go it’s a start in the right direction. I don’t I have to go on about the impact plastic is having on our environment, we are all pretty well informed and hopefully making small steps to contribute to a cleaner more waste free lifestyle.
The next thing i’d love to see enforced is the use of plastic produce bags and fruit and vegetable wrapping banned which seems to be in abundance in this present day and in my opinion totally unnecessary. If we have to bring our own shopping bags why can’t we bring our own reusable produce bags.
I bought these reusable eco friendly produce bags from Ecobits online a while back and the amount of times I am stopped while grocery shopping is incredible literally every time I am at the register. People often asking me about them and where I got them from and what a great idea they are, which made me want to share it with everyone.
Ecobits is a family run business based in Sydney (which is another thing I love supporting small businesses) that have made these reusable bags from recycled materials. They are durable, washable and can be used over and over again, also great for storing vegetables in the fridge. They come in three different sizes with draw string closures and the best part they are inexpensive to buy.
If you are trying to live a more waste free, sustainable lifestyle and care about our planet I totally recommend heading over to their website and buying some for yourself. I keep mine inside my grocery bags in the car so they are never forgotten. Just one of my favourite things I’ll be sharing with you guys on Green Leaf Living.