Carrinet Veggio - re-useable bags for fruit and veg

Carrinet Veggio - re-useable bags for fruit and veg

If you despair at having to use those single use plastic bags in supermarkets for your loose fruit & veg, nuts and pulses, then start carrying around re-useable, recyclable bags

Veggio bags are made from polyester. They're washable, last for ages and can be recycled

Even if you buy loose fruit and veg, you do invariably end up having to put them in those thin single-use plastic bags offered by supermarkets. And when you're on the Continent, there's no avoiding them because you have to weigh your produce yourself before going to the checkout. So how to get round the problem?Well Veggio bags are a great solution. Made from polyester, they're drawstring net bags that are washable, breathable, strong and hardwearing and can be recycled. Pack of 5 bags £6.99

Flimsy single-use plastic bags are a known environmental scourge and all the recent focus on plastic in the oceans has meant we're coming to see all plastic as bad news. But it's not because some plastics are extremely durable and recyclable - think of PET plastic bottles which can be recycled as anything from acoustic wall panels to filling for duvets.

And polyester is a useful synthetic fabric because it's hard-wearing and recyclable, which is why it's the material for some new veg bags which make it easy buy loose produce easily in the supermarket. Veggio fine mesh bags weigh next to nothing, there's a tag where you can put the weight/price label (useful in many countries where you have to weigh goods yourself and print a barcoded label to present at the checkout) and when you get home you can rinse your apples/pears/potatoes in the bag. And every now and again put the bags in the washing machine to give them a deep clean.

 

start carrying a reusable bag for loose produce when you go shopping
A good inexpensive product that will help you move away from single use plastics. £6.99 for pack of 5
Many of us have already adopted the carrier bag for life habit, taking our own carrier bags with us when we go shopping. Carrinet Veggio is a simple but super useful and practicable idea from Sweden which has already helped Swedes minimise their use of single use plastic bags. They're now on sale in the UK, so Brits can follow suit.
 
 
 
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