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The reusable bags you’ll never leave behind

Say no to plastic bags with these eco-friendly shoppers

With single-use plastic bags on the out and reusables set to become part of our everyday life, we thought it was high time we found the best eco-friendly bags around. With much debate on the sustainability of reusable bags – that green supermarket bag needs to be used 104 times to actually make it more sustainable than plastic – it’s important to consider how you’re using your bag and its accessibility. So whether you’re a farmers market die-hard or a mum on the run, we’ve sourced the reusable bags you’ll never leave at home

Weave and Wing, the daily shopper

These baskets are sustainably made in Vietnam from organic seagrass and are large enough for all your fresh fruit and veg finds. And when summer comes calling, they actually make a pretty perfect beach bag too.

Best for; The farmers market

Loqi reusable shopping bag

Stuck at the checkout cursing yourself for leaving your trusty re-usables at home? We’ve been there! Enter, Loqi, the Oeko-Tex-certified bag made from fabric grown free from chemicals, petroleum-based fertilisers, pesticides and synthetic products. They weigh just 55 grams but can hold a huge 20kg in weight and come in a huge range of patterns. Throw one in your handbag so you’re never caught short.

Best for; Shopping emergencies

Kappi organic cotton reusable grocery bag (set of two)

Lightweight and super strong each of these little organic cotton numbers can fit two traditional plastic shopping bags worth of goodies inside, making them a great choice for the supermarket. They’re machine washable and have wide straps so they won’t cut into your shoulders. They also offer a 100-day money back guarantee.

Best for; The Supermarket  

Onya Life bulk food bags

Heading to the bulk store to stock up on pantry must-haves? Then don’t leave home without this set that features a small, medium and large bulk food bag and a carry tote. They’re made from recycled plastic drink bottles and feature a clear window made from BPA and chlorine-free PEVA. They also include the Tare weight on the front so there’s no second guessing at the checkout.

Best for; The bulk food store

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