Drawstring Produce Bags

For the past few years, plastic supermarket bags have been banned in South Australia, yet the fruit and vegetable sections of supermarkets still use thin, single-use, plastic produce bags.

One way to avoid plastic produce bags is to buy or make your own thin mesh bags.  They need to be very light so as not to add to the weight of your purchases.  A drawstring makes the bags more manageable as your fruit or vegetables will not fall out everywhere.

I bought the ones shown below at Ecolateral on Magill Road a couple of years ago.  More recently I have seen similar produce bags made out of cotton.

Wouldn't it be great if everyone took their own reuseable produce bags when shopping?  Such a small step could greatly reduce the number of plastic bags going into landfill.

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