Since this site was launched, the "plastic-free" message is now being heard and understood by more and more. But which alternative to plastic is best?
The organic●ally™ string bag is a good viable, sustainable alternative.
These feats of engineering:
Organic cotton grown without pesticides is ecologically better than "pure", "natural" or even "100% natural", conventionally-grown cotton (here's why) as well as being economically more sustainable for the typical small-hold farmer in India.
The expandable string bag is often more practical to use than flat or gussetted cloth bags when it comes to packing in odd-shaped and bulky objects. They can even be put in a pocket (a big-ish pocket like a coat pocket, as a customer pointed out) unlike structured reusable bags which are heavy and bulky even when empty.
Our customers have used these incredibly versatile organic cotton string bags as:
When it appears that the string bag has stretched and you find your shopping dragging on the ground, just give it a wash in your washing machine. When you've spilled any liquid onto the bag, don't worry, just give it a wash!
Is there any 'problem' at all with using a string bag? As we like being honest, we must say that we have found that you can't put loose marbles, nails, pens and stuff like that in them without the risk of losing them.
A single Short Handle String Bag is only £3.80. The cost of posting is adjusted every year as Royal Mail puts up its prices. For now P&P is £1.20.
A Bundle of Three is still only £10.00. P&P is £4.00.
The organic●ally™ string bag had, for years, been sold without any additional cardboard/plastic packaging to reduce waste. Due to Royal Mail pricing we now have to squash these bags down with cut-up plastic dry-cleaning bags that have been salvaged to keep postage affordable.