Tips for Switching to Reusable Shopping Bags

Tips for Switching to Reusable Shopping Bags

We can all agree that single-use plastic bags are a big no-no when it comes to protecting the environment, however at Cotton Bag Co we know that bad habits die hard and even with the best intentions sometimes we all need a bit of guidance when making the swap from plastic bags to reusable shopping bags. Here are our top tips for starting you out on your reusable shopping bag journey…

Buy enough bags

One mistake which people often make is simply not buying enough reusable shopping bags, when this happens it means that they end up having to grab extra bags at the checkout to ensure they have enough to get your shopping back home. If this does happen it would make sense to purchase some of the ‘bags for life’ that supermarkets often have on sale instead of the plastic ones. Of course, each visit to the supermarket will vary and it can be hard to predict exactly how many you will need, but you should make sure you have a good enough supply to hold everything during the standard weekly shop. Most people find that five to six is a nice number, so that’s a good amount to start with.

Keep your reusable shopping bags in the car

Okay, you’ve picked up some reusable bags, and you’ve got enough of them to cater for your weekly shop. All too often the next step is to put those bags in the cupboard at home, then forget to put them in the boot of your car when you head to the supermarket. So, just keep them in your car! People often end up using plenty of plastic bags throughout the year simply due to leaving their reusable ones at home which defeats the whole point of buying reusable ones in the first place.

Use separate bags for separate products

Tired of hunting through each bag to find the ice cream before it starts to melt? Using cotton bags makes that problem a thing of the past. There are numerous styles on offer, so try picking different ones for different purposes. Alternatively, just put a mark on the ones which will include frozen food. Of course, this will also mean you need to organise things as they go on the conveyer, but that’s easy enough.

Get the best reusable shopping from Cotton Bag Co

Finally, you’ll want to make sure that the reusable bags you choose are perfect for the job. The most important things to look for are durability and recyclability, which is why we consider our reusable shopping bags to be nigh on unbeatable. Speak to a member of the team to find out more about our reusable bags.


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