Countries across the world are banning the use of plastic bags and for good reason: plastic bags are incredibly harmful to the environment. They end up in landfill where they take hundreds of years to degrade, or worse, make their way into the oceans where they kill marine life and negatively affect the underwater ecosystem.
While plastic bags aren't banned in Australia it's good practice to carry some with you wherever you go so you don't end up adding to the piles already found at your local dump. Or, better yet, you could pick up some reusable bags to pop in your backpack or tote. Some of our best-sellers in this range include Onya produce bags, which are a great option as not only are they reusable, but they are also made from recycled PET drinking bottles. You can choose from different types of multipacks. For example, a selection of five reusable bags that come in a handy pouch with a clip, perfect for tucking into a pocket of your holdall out of the way until you hit the local market. While they are small enough to fit in your bag, they hold an impressive approximate amount: up to 2 kg of produce. Onya is an awesome homegrown company from WA who are always looking out for the environment, so you know you can trust their quality reusable bags.
We also have similar products from Greenleaf and Ever Eco, which are both highly reputable companies that we have sourced for Flora & Fauna because of their ethical credentials.
Reusable produce bags are also kitchen essentials. You can store these breathable bags in the fridge, transferring them straight from your rucksack into the cool box with no fuss (note they don't increase the life of your veggies). People have recently been catching on to the fact that using products like clingfilm to cover your food is not only harmful to the environment but is also harmful to our bodies. Covering your produce in this means the plastic leaches into it, ending up in our digestive systems and the rest of our bodies by extension. This is, of course, not healthy for us. But there is another way: reusable produce bags. Choose these drawstring packets to keep your food fresh in the fridge.