A SafeMama reader actually wrote in to us about CareBags a while ago. We as eco-conscious shoppers go through the trouble to bring our own bags to the grocery store but then get to the produce aisle and are faced with plastic produce bags. I was just skipping them but to be honest I hated having all my produce rolling around loose on the belt. Another problem is that buying fresh and/or organic produce can get expensive. It’s worth the cost for us to enjoy fresh produce all the time but it would be great if I didn’t have to end up tossing some of it. You can only eat so much produce that fast you know?
Carebags are a great solution to these problems. Carebags were created by two young mothers in Mission, B.C., back in the early 1990’s. They had 5 kids under the age 5 between them and they launched Carebags to be used for buying produce and bulk foods. They wanted to eliminate that unnecessary waste while making their food stretch just a tad longer.
Based on the rave reviews these got from our reader, I had to see for myself. I ordered some and started using them right away. They are thin, light weight bags in various sizes that are large enough to fit lettuce and other large items as well as smaller bunches of fruit and veggies. I toss them in my Envirosax (my re-usies of choice) in the car and have them on hand all the time. You fill them with your produce and when you get home, wash them right in the bag, shake them off and put the whole bag in your crisper. The slight dampness of the carebags along with the atmosphere in your crisper to help keep produce fresh. I have to say, I have been throwing out a lot less produce since I’ve started using these.
They’re convenient and easy (washing stuff right in the bags makes my busy life simpler while allowing me to avoid plastic). I’d have to say I love these!
Get Some For Yourself! You can order your own Carebags on their website CarebagsOnline.com. Let them know we sent you 🙂
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