According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Every year, Americans use approximately 1 billion shopping bags, creating 300,000 tons of landfill waste.”
What makes those numbers even harder to swallow is when you think about how the shopping bags will affect the environment once they break down, if they do break down at all.
A company trying to do their part in putting a stop to the unnecessary use of non reusable bags is Baggu.
The environmentally friendly bag company was established by a talented team of designers with the goal to show their bags could be fashionable and protect the environment at the same time. According to Baggu, "using one Baggu for one year replaces 300 to 700 disposable bags."
Recently, the company sent me a sample of one of their bags to test out. Naturally I couldn’t wait to give it a try, so I tucked the bag in my purse and took it with me to Whole Foods.
What I liked about Baggu Bags is they come in a small pouch that will fit comfortably in just about any purse but when opened they still hold about two bags worth of groceries. Since I tend to forget to put my reusable bags back in my car, this solves my problem because I can easily fold it back up and put it in my purse for my next shopping excursion.
To check out Baggu for yourself head on over to their website.
Photo credit: screen capture Baggu