Fruit And Veggie Bags Instead Of Plastic!

Hello everyone and happy Sunday!

Have you ever been bothered by the fact that in most supermarkets you are practically forced to use small plastic bags for your fruits and veggies before weighing them? It does seem ironic that the freshest and healthiest groceries are sold in a way that damages our environment considerably, doesn’t it?

This is why I decided to buy these practical, lightweight and beautiful veggie bags. They are made of organic cotton and can be washed at 30 degrees. I found them at Bioladen Grünland in Olten, about 2 per piece. There are plenty of other organic stores that sell their own version, just make sure that it’s organic cotton. Coop is also selling reusable bags at the moment, but they are made out of plastic (say whaaaat?), which just doesn’t make sense to me at all.

A big thumbs down by the way for Migros and Coop, where most of the organic fruits and veggies are already prepacked in plastic. The reason for that is to make sure customers don’t take organic groceries and weigh them as non-organic ones to get the cheaper price, as an employee told my mum when she asked. This is not completely absurd, but there are other, plastic-free options available; for example a separated and supervised organic section. It definitely makes me buy my fruits and veggies in local package-free stores whenever possible.

I wish you a lovely Sunday full of good vibes and peace.

Much love,

Martina

How does buying fruits and veggies at your supermarket work? Have you ever been bothered by all the plastic in the fruit and veggie sections?

9 thoughts on “Fruit And Veggie Bags Instead Of Plastic!

  1. The irony for me is that I lost my first job in a cellophane film factory because everyone was switching to plastic packaging. Cellophane, being cellulose, is biodegradable. There are huge environmental costs associated with making it though, so I do think reusable cotton bags are the way to go. Great post and I have not seen those bags over here. Dx

    1. heartbridgeswritings

      Wow, thank you for sharing that, Darren! Tell me if you ever want some, I can send them to you 🙂 Here they are pretty much everywhere, but I also use them in Czech Republic where my boyfriend lives and we’re literally the only ones with them. The feedback was nice though from the employees at the supermarket.

    1. heartbridgeswritings

      Hello Stephen, thanks for stepping by! That’s such a waste, especially because these bags just end up in the bin at home usually…Wish you a lovely Sunday! 🙂

  2. Mel~b

    Only 70% loose I figure, completely pisses me off seeing fruit and veggies in plastic packaging!!! I want these bags!!! 😩I will look for them online… fantastic website hun, you are amazing 😊💛

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