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Cute Reusable Shopping Bags to Shop Green and in Style!

Nobody looks good carrying around cheap, ugly, polluting plastic bags. These are some great, earth-friendly cute reusable shopping bags for carrying your groceries in style.

In the last few years, beautiful reusable grocery bags have become more common and popular. That’s not only good for Mamma Earth, it’s also much more stylish. I revise this list of amazon reusable shopping bags every once in a while; these were updated in 2022.

Sturdy and insulatedreusable shopping totes

Good quality insulated shopping totes
Good quality insulated shopping totes

These bags are insulated, to help keep your food fresh until you get home. You’ll always be ready for the last-minute grocery run.

Buy them (Amazon affiliate links):

  1. 2-Pack Insulated Reusable Grab Shopping Bag Collapsible Grocery Shopping Tote Bags with Handles, Clip on Shopping Cart
  2. Earthwise Deluxe Collapsible Reusable Shopping Box Grocery Bag Set with Reinforced Bottom Storage Boxes Bins Cubes (Set of 3) (Black)
  3. XL Insulated Reusable Grocery Bags (2-Pack) – Premium Quality Cooler Bags with Hard Bottom Insert – Stands Upright, Machine Washable, Sturdy Zipper – Insulated Bag for Hot or Cold, Food Delivery Bag

Heavy duty reusable totes

Heavy duty sturdy reusable grocery bag
Heavy duty sturdy reusable grocery bag

These bags are heavy duty and can take a beating, they are also quite big, so fewer trips from the car are needed.

Buy them (Amazon affiliate links):

  1. Reusable Grocery Shopping Box Bags (3 Pack – Gray). Large, Premium Quality Heavy Duty Tote Bag Set with Extra Long Handles & Reinforced Bottom. Foldable, Collapsible, Durable and Eco Friendly
  2. Earthwise Deluxe Collapsible Reusable Shopping Box Grocery Bag Set with Reinforced Bottom Storage Boxes Bins Cubes (Set of 3) (Black)
  3. Reusable Grocery Bags Shopping Totes with National Geographic Prints Heavy Duty Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles Laminated ( Set of 3) (Eagle/Bear/Wolves)

Cute and foldable reusable shopping bags

Cute reusable shopping bags
Cute reusable shopping bags

These are cute bags are that you can use anywhere from the supermarket to the beach. They look like designer reusable shopping bags.

Buy them (Amazon affiliate links):

  1. O-WITZ Reusable Grocery Bags | Vibrant Tote Bag For Groceries, Gym, Beach Gear, Toys & More | Washable With Large Handles For Maximum Convenience | Folds Into A Small Pouch, 5 Pack, Vintage Vibes
  2. Wrapables Eco-Friendly Large Nylon Reusable Shopping Bags (Set of 3), Cat Lovers
  3. SUABO Tote Bag Kitchen Reusable Grocery Bags Canvas Shopping Bag for Outdoor, Cute Reusable canvas tote bag Llama bag
  4. ChicoBag Vita Echo Collection Bag, Purple

Why you shouldn’t use plastic bags

In the last couple of years, most of the large supermarkets have started offering alternatives but based on our own observation, only a minority of shoppers are embracing this option.

Unless you opt for reusable shopping bags, you may well end up with as many as fifty plastic bags. Multiply this by the number of visits to supermarkets each year in the country, and you have a bag collection the size of Belgium. All over the world, plastic bags are still evident, but in some countries, serious measures to minimize their use are being introduced, mainly due to the increase in environmental awareness among consumers.

Many supermarket chains in Europe and North America charge buyers a small amount for each bag or discount the equivalent of the amount of each used bag. Others sell and encourage the use of reusable bags. Some disposable bags are made of biodegradable plastic. In the old days, supermarkets also put used cardboard boxes near the exit, and many customers used them to pack their groceries.

Some countries have totally banned plastic bags, and a number of cities in countries such as the US and the United Kingdom have declared themselves plastic-bag-free zones.

Cute reusable bags
Cute reusable bags

What’s wrong with plastic bags

When they are buried in the ground plastic items remain there for hundreds of years, and the high volumes that are used daily are filling the garbage dumps.

If burned, the plastic releases toxic gases, adding to air pollution and harming human health.

This is not too healthy for humans either. There are 46,000 pieces of plastic trash floating in every square mile of the ocean, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.

Only one or two percent of all plastic bags used around the world are recycled. In the USA alone, it is estimated that 100 million plastic bags are thrown away every year. This is impossible to visualize.

The only real answer is to reduce the use of plastic bags. The difference between this and other environmental problems is that it is relatively easy to achieve.

What we can do to reduce pollution

• Buy a pair of durable bags like any of the ones above (we get a few cents if you buy from the links), but we’d be happy if you just get them anywhere.

• Supermarkets are always asking for comments from customers, it would be good to mention the use of plastic bags and packaging generally. If you wish, talk to the supermarket manager, or contact the parent company stating your concerns, always offering constructive solutions. Let us know what reactions you found.

• If you use plastic bags, try to minimize the amount used.

• Of course, unless they are totally banned we will always have some plastic bags, but we can reuse them in the house in different ways, especially for garbage disposal. Keep a couple in your vehicle and in your bag so you can use them when you go shopping unexpectedly. You can even return them to the supermarket on your next visit.

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