While ecofworld now has a range of eco-friendly bags and other products to offer, we started out with the grocery bag. Many of us know that single-use plastic bags are bad for the environment, but in the midst of our otherwise busy lives, it’s sometimes hard to remember to bring your reusable bag each time you pick up milk and eggs.
Rather than feeling guilty for only occasionally bringing along our shopping bags, the solution presented itself in the form of a simple carabiner. No longer the need to make a special effort to remember your eco-friendly bags if it is always on your keyring.
Inspired by the lightweight, yet sturdy construction of a backyard hammock, the Ecof original shopping bag does its own circus trick by stuffing away into a tiny sack which dangles next to your keys – something else you’ll hopefully never leave behind.
What’s old is new
Not content with just making a product which looked good, we wanted to be doing good by the environment in another way.
And no, it’s not a typo, it’s a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. But what do these letters mean?
The plastic bottles which we could all do without, the ones we toss in the bin once we’ve drained the last drop without a second thought are made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET.
If these bottles aren’t recycled, which is unfortunately still the case for many plastic bottles, they end up in landfill. However, when you do recycle your bottles, that lump of PET has the chance to become something new: rPET.
Once plastic bottles have been collected from recycling plants and cleaned, they undergo a transformation process by which they are crushed and melted into yarn, the material we use to create our handy bags.
Onwards and upwards
When you buy Ecof eco-friendly bags, know that you’re holding something made from 51 per cent recycled plastic bottles – which was all made possible because someone thought to pop two water bottles in the recycle bin. Neat.
One of the big things about our eco-friendly bags is that for every reusable bag, we stand to eliminate 1,000 plastic bags. So far, we’ve made a staggering 850,000 eco-friendly bags and counting. So if you think about, that’s 850 million fewer plastic bags to worry about.
WHY SHOULD WE USE ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS?
Did you know toxic metals like cadmium and lead used in manufacturing plastic bags leach out and contaminate the foodstuffs we carry in them. Because of the non-biodegradable and impervious nature of plastics, if disposed of in the soil, they could arrest the recharging of groundwater aquifers.
The single-use plastics are a huge threat to the environment. Each time it is discarded after use it keeps accumulating and continues to choke the earth. According to a report, by 2050 plastic will be responsible for up to 13% of the total carbon budget.
Using eco-friendly products is not a fad. It’s a way of life which sooner or later will be adopted by all. There will be no option but to imbibe these miraculous products into our daily lives to restore the environmental balance.
Being recyclable and chemical-free these organic products will help us to improve the quality of the land, prevent water contamination, and conserve biodiversity.
Benefits of Reusable Cotton Mesh Bags:
SAFE, STRONG & DURABLE – ecofworld’s premium quality crafted reusable organic cotton mesh produce bags are made from superior quality GOTS certified recycled cotton, beautifully designed, and made to last. This strong cotton net bag comes with cotton drawstring with a wooden bead and can easily hold all your fruits and veggies. The tare weight on each bag is color-coded by sizes, so the weight of your eco bag can be easily deducted from your purchase.
IDEAL COMBINATION – We have carefully selected a set of 7 produce bags in 4 sizes. The set includes 2 LARGE (12”x 17”), 2 MEDIUM (12”x 14”), 2 SMALL (12”x 8”), and 1 SQUARE (13”x 13”) reusable cotton mesh produce bag. The unique square bag is ideal for a rounded vegetable like lettuce, cabbage, and much more.
SO MANY DIFFERENT USES – perfect for grocery shopping, farmers market bag, for fruit, vegetables, nuts, and bulk food, but they are also great for laundry, toy storage, travel, and much more. Organic cotton reusable produce bags are foldable and easily washable in cold water with hands or machines.
PERFECT GIFT FOR PEOPLE WHO CARE – Our strong & durable organic net-zero produce bags are a thoughtful and useful gift for your eco-conscious friends in Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas Day.