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Ultra Compact Reusable Shopping Tote Bags

Updated on December 30, 2010

End Plastic Bag Use With These Convenient Compact Reusable Shopping Tote Bags

These reusable compact shopping tote bags will not only be easier to carry than plastic bags (and many reusable bags), but they're made with durable rip stop nylon which is reinforced and gusseted to prevent tears. They fold up perfectly into a small pouch that can clip onto your belt, or be conveniently thrown into your handbag! Go green and end your paper and plastic bag use with these cool ultra compact reusable tote bags!

Ultra Compact Reusable Shopping Tote Bags

by Chartreuse

These bags will conveniently fold right up into your purse or handbag, they're washable, durable, and gusseted. Find them in blue or green. These also can buckle onto your belt. Never be caught without your reusable bags again!

Did you know

that you can recycle your plastic bags at most grocery stores? Bring in your old bags and they'll most likely have a drop off bin for you. If not, you're recycling center will take them.

Ten Reasons Why you Should Be Using the Ultra Compact Shopping Tote Bag

This bag is perfect for your shopping trips and groceries!

1. Plastic bags take up to 1000 years to degrade -- not biodegrade, but degrade. This means they never truly break down, they just get broken down into smaller and smaller bits of plastic, polluting riverways and oceans.

2. Plastic bags end up in landfills. We're running out of landfill space. Going reusable means you'll be sparing a plastic bag from the landfill.

3. It reduces our dependence on foreign oil. Bags use oil during production, and oil costs money, helps out terrorist harboring nations, and pollutes our skies when it is burned off.

4. Plastic kills wildlife. They choke on it, they suffocate, and they die.

5. This bag holds plenty! Put in all of your essentials and you'll easily fit triple the normal size plastic bag.

6. It's ultra compact, so it will fold up right into your purse into the size of a candy bar.

7. They're washable! The heavy duty nylon material will hold up to washes, so if you spill something in there that needs to be cleaned, it can handle it (but air dry it).

8. They're so compact, you can fit several in a purse, your glovebox, or your desk at work.

9. Don't forget about the reusable bag credit! 5-10 cents for every bag at most stores.

10. Using reusable bags over the long term will help offset global warming. Less bags produced means less emissions from production.

Plastic bags photo by evelynishere on flickr under Creative Commons 2.0.

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Make Your Own Recycled Reusable Tote Bag! - Can't buy an ultra compact shopping tote? Make your own!

If you can't swing an ultra compact shopping tote, you can repurpose materials to make your own reusable bag.

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    • HealthfulMD profile image

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      9 years ago from Northern California

      Great reminder to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bags)

    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great job with this lens. I think we need to do our part. There is just too much garbage. When we started a composting project in one of the villages in Cambodia, the village became cleaner. In the Philippines, the garbage man was surprised that there was very little garbage. We can do something.

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      Frankie Kangas 

      10 years ago from California

      Very nice! I've featured it and lensrolled it to Plastic Bag Crafts ( Bear hugs, Frankster

    • religions7 profile image


      10 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)


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