Do you ever get tired of recycling (or throwing away–yikes!) so many plastic produce bags? We go through quite a bit of produce here at the Yankee Homestead, and I’ve recycled and discarded my fair share of those pesky plastic bags.
So when my sister-in-law included these Reusable Produce Bags on her Amazon wish list at Christmas, I was intrigued. Thankful that she’d already done the research for me, I purchased a set for her and a set for myself.
The verdict? I love them! No more plastic waste, and no more plastic rubbing the surface of our about-to-be-eaten produce.
When I first received my set, I wasn’t sure the mesh bags would hold up to repeated abuse from the likes of sweet potatoes and other heavy produce with sharp edges or stems. After months of regular use, I’m happy to report that my bags have held up quite well. They are surprisingly strong and durable!
My bags came from Kara’s etsy shop Love for Earth. There are many different sets to choose from–quantities of three, four, seven, ten and twelve; and all sorts of color combinations and sizes. Plus, you can piece together your own set if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for. Kara is very accommodating!
I started with a set of seven, and just placed an order for a few more. Seven was a good start, but I still found myself using a few plastic bags on each trip to the grocery store. Starting with a set of twelve probably would have been just right for our family.
I also love that the bags come in their own handy pouch (pictured above)–it’s just right for keeping them corralled and easy to find inside my bag of reusable grocery bags.
It’s easy to keep these bags clean, too. I haven’t needed to wash any of mine yet, but Kara recommends simply rinsing or washing in the sink with cold, soapy water.
Special Discount for Yankee Homestead Readers
Get 10% off your order from Love for Earth’s etsy shop with coupon code yankeehomestead. Hurry–the code expires June 7th, 2014.