Grocery Bags

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Plastic bags are ubiquitous in the modern shopping experience. Consider not only the plastic bags for processed foods, but also the plastic produce bags and the plastic bags used at check out. In fact, over 100 billion plastic shopping bags are used per year in the United States.[1] Plastic shopping bags are typically made of high-density polyethylene plastic (created from petroleum). Nearly all of these bags end up in landfills or oceans where they slowly fragment into smaller and smaller pieces of plastic that contaminate water, soil, and marine life. The use of plastic shopping bags has thus been banned or taxed in many cities worldwide, such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, and much of Europe.[2] [3]

Best Organic Cotton Grocery and Produce Bags

An easy way to reduce your environmental impact is to use (and reuse) a cotton grocery bag. However, only organic cotton should come into contact with your food since a multitude of pesticides is used to grow conventional cotton, many of which the EPA recognizes as possible, likely, or known human carcinogens.[4] Our search for highly rated, organic cotton grocery bags consistently drew us to Simple Ecology’s wide selection of durable bags.

 

Simple Ecology Organic Cotton Deluxe Grocery Bag with Bottle Sleeves

 

Simple Ecology Organic Cotton Mesh Produce Bag

 

Simple Ecology Organic Cotton Muslin Produce Bag