Reusable Produce Bags

Energy & Sustainability

I’m really digging these reusable fabric produce bags by SoManyIdeas, which are handpainted with botanical motifs, sugar skulls, and more. I’ve been looking for a way to avoid using plastic produce bags from the grocery store, and these may be just the ticket.

6 thoughts on “Reusable Produce Bags

  1. Nathanael says:

    I’ve used some mesh bags to replace the plastic produce bags, but they are very difficult for cashiers to use because they have to identify that all the produce is of the same type. That’s nearly impossible in a non-transparent bag, unless you dump all the produce out and then re-bag it.

  2. Sally Pylant says:

    I have been using linguire washing bags as my produce bags for the past few monthes without any problems. The cashier can see everything in the bag since they are a light mesh material and they zip closed. I found them at a local dollar store at 3 for $1. They don’t really hold larger produce like celery or lettuce very well which is where these painted bags would come in handy.

  3. Jenny says:

    These bags aren’t terribly opaque, but really I don’t see checkout folks having too much of a problem just peeking into the top to see what’s inside. Unless you were mixing more than one kind of produce in the bag (and she sells them in packs of two) I don’t think there would be any need to dump the contents out. To each their own, though.
    I like the lingerie bag idea too, that’s smart!

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Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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