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?

14 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 😊💛

  3. Ah this is such a fabulous post Martina. You know how much this topic speaks to me. It gets me so upset that here all our products are placed in a plastic bag (I try not to use them). It is such a waste. We have at east the reusable bag to carry our purchases. I will look for the organic cotton bags from Bioladen Grünland in Olten. Thanks for sharing the information.

    1. heartbridgeswritings

      Oh thank you so much for sharing this! I couldn’t agree more💛 they started selling the cotton bags also in the big stores here last week, super happy about that. I just hope that people will buy them. They don’t deliver unfortunately from Bioladen in Olten, it s a very small local store in the city I ll move to next week. But tell me if you can t find them, I ll send them to you💛💛💛😘😘😘

      1. Thanks 😍 So nice of you, but I did find an eco-friendly store from Canada who makes this kind of cotton bags and sells on Etsy. I just placed an order. Speak to you Soon Martina. Take care and have a great week as well. 💛

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