WHY SWITCH TO SUSTAINABILITY?
No matter where you prefer to buy your grocery from, you must be offered a plastic or a paper bag to carry your produce in. The plastic bags are non-biodegradable and release toxins in the environment and soil as they rot. On the other hand, it takes 10 litres of water to produce one A4 size sheet. Now imagine the amount of trees cut to make that paper bag.
Plastic bags not only pollute the environment but also end up in the ocean where they hamper the life of many aquatic creatures. Be it entering the food system which leads them to starve or strangling them to death. Paper bags on the other hand cause a lot of deforestation and displace the habitat of wildlife prevailing there.
So the folks at Turtle bags took it on themselves to create awareness and bring out a line of eco-friendly organic cotton bags which are a great replacement for the plastic and paper alternatives.
IS IT A WISE CHOICE?
Turtle Bag’s Organic Long Handled String bag will slip right on your shoulder, buggy, wheelchair and become your favourite string shopping bag. It’s designed to give you comfort and a smooth sustainable shopping experience. They are quite robust and can hold over 20kg of weight.
They might look small in size, but as you keep filling it with your shopping, it turns into a large bag.
Made from organic cotton that is certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), our bags only bring good news because that means no chemical pesticides or fertilisers were used in the production of the fabric and the farmers were provided a safe working environment with an agreed minimum wage.
HOW TO GO ABOUT IT?
Keep a turtle bag in your car, backpack, purse at all times, that way you’ll never forget it. Now whenever you have to shop, you can responsibly skip paper and plastic bags.
Whenever they get muddy, just pop them in your wash and they'll be good to go.
HOW TO DISPOSE RESPONSIBLY?
When you feel like you’ve used it beyond your limits, just pop them in the industrial compost bin.