Women's Reusable Eco Bags
Reusable bags are an environmentally friendly way to bring home the items that you get on a shopping trip or to carry items with you on errands. Reusable bags are considered a sustainable alternative to getting new plastic bags to hold the items that you purchase. These bags are also referred to as eco bags, reusable shopping bags, bags for life, and recycled totes.
What are some options for women's reusable eco bags?
Each time you employ reusable bags, you are reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfills. On average, eco bags can be used dozens or even hundreds of times. They come in several different types.
- Insulation: An insulated tote bag has a special lining to maintain the temperature of the food.
- Zipper closure: A bag with a zipper closure prevents the contents of the bag from spilling out. The zipper closure is often used on an insulated tote bag to help maintain the temperature of the food.
- Carrying straps: A bag with straps is easy to carry once it is loaded with items. Reinforced stitching on the straps helps to prevent them from coming off even when they're used to carry heavy things.
- Attachments for shopping carts: Some totes have magnetic attachments or clips that allow the bags to stay up and open in the shopping cart. That makes it easy for you to count your items to make sure you have enough room in your bags for your items.
- Machine washable: A machine-washable bag can be sanitized so that bacteria or liquids from food or beverages can be removed. This helps to prevent cross-contamination of the next item put into the tote.
How do you choose a reusable eco bag?
- Select a size: Choose from small to extra-large eco bags with long or short straps.
- Select a material: Natural and synthetic fibers are available.
- Select a style: Choose a tote-style bag, a foldable trolley tote with a metal frame, an insulated bag for keeping food hot or cold, or a large market shopping bag with a reinforced base.
What are reusable eco bags made of?
Reusable bags can be made from a variety of materials. Cotton bags can easily be washed in the washing machine if food residue spills on them. Natural jute is a rugged material for bags and can hold heavy items such as laundry or books. Woven synthetic fibers may also be used in totes.
Many bags are made from recycled polypropylene, which is thicker than some other plastics and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. A nylon or polypropylene carrying strap is usually attached to each side of the tote bag to make it easier to carry.