5 Easy Ways to Use and Switch to Reusable Produce Bags
The average American throws away over 300 plastic bags each year. And worse, those bags are only used for an average of 12 minutes but take up to 500 years to degrade in a landfill. Concerning? We think so, too. But you can do a straightforward thing to combat this: Switch from plastic to reusable produce bags.
Sound intimidating? It's not! Here are five easy steps to transition to cotton produce bags.
Step 1: Choose your reusable produce bags
Pick a drawstring mesh bag to let your veggies breathe or a muslin drawstring bag for finer items, like flour or grains. Our mesh produce bags are made 100% organic cotton, and 100% plastic free. They also come in small, medium, and large sizes, so you can easily fit whatever's on your shopping list.
Step 2: Wash and dry your reusable bags
Toss your produce bags in the washing machine and wash on a gentle cycle or hand washes, then hang to dry. Please ensure the bags are dehydrated, then store them in a clean location with good airflow to prevent any mildew from forming.
Step 3: Keep the bags with you
Keep clean produce bags in your car, in your purse, or wherever they'll be handy for your next trip to the farmer's market or grocery store. You'll want them nearby for your next shopping trip.
Step 4: Fill the bags up
Put your bags to use! Whether at the farmer's market or local grocery store, you can fill your cloth veggie bags with fresh fruits, vegetables, and greens. Grains, lentils, and flours are easily scooped into muslin bags for sustainable storage. Preceding plastic produce bags for more durable, sustainable cotton bags, you'll feel great. Load them up! Our muslin bags are made to hold up to 20 lbs.