Oh Mama! Have We Got a Bag for You!
Reusable shopping bags have come a long way since first appearing in the checkout lanes a few years ago. While a greener alternative to throwaway bags, those cloth-like first generation reusable shopping bags left a lot to be desired --namely strength and cleanliness. But the newer generation of reusable bags solves these issues, and they do it with style!
Like the early bags, new-generation reusable shopping bags cut down on waste and are made from recycled materials, usually water bottles. But unlike earlier cloth-like bags, these newer bags are made of a reinforced material with a moisture-proof wipe-clean finish, making them stronger, far cleaner and more convenient to use.
Best of all, reusable shopping bags have moved beyond the one-size-fits-all grocery-sized bag. Now shapes from shoulder bags, to sacks, to large travel totes are easily found, along with coordinating pouches perfect for organizing coupons and personal items inside.