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Climate Conscious

Should You Swap Plastic Bags For Tote Bags To Reduce Your Impact?

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The statistics

The real problem with tote bags

The solution

  • Make a bag using upcycled materials, such as an old curtain or dress
  • Second-hand bags. You could buy one from a charity shop, or ask around your friends — someone’s bound to have an excess.
  • Invest in a backpack that you can carry purchases in, and that will last a long time.
  • Buy a reusable bag made from recycled materials, such as a ChicoBag made from recycled plastic bottles



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