No matter what type of reusable bag you have stashed in the pantry or in the trunk of your car, it is better than contributing to landfills with plastic bags. But do your bags meet your needs? It can be difficult to sort through all the options out there to find the perfect bag that can support the weight of heavy grocery items, won’t break your budget and reflects your views on the environment.
Even high-end designers such as Anya Hindmarch, Marc Jacob and, yes, Hermes, have jumped on the reusable bag trend. Although these designer bags sell for $60 to $960 (Hermes silk collapsible bag), a high price doesn’t guarantee eco-friendliness. Anya Hindmarch’s “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” is non-organic cotton and produced in China with cheap labor, according to the Evening Standard.