Hi Everyone! We, in the office, are all so excited about the big news today - our country is finally introducing a charge for plastic bags in shops. We couldn't be happier to see this change happen as it means we will cut down on our plastic waste substantially with a tiny bit of effort. Many might think that there isn't an issue with the use of plastic bags in our country, but one quick drive in the country side will soon show the amount which get thrown out of cars and littered in our natural environments. According to The Daily Mail (http://dailym.ai/1p5Pcwa);
"More than eight billion disposable bags are used in England each year, or a staggering 130 per person. Environmental campaigners say the carriers, each used for just 20 minutes on average, take up to 1,000 years to degrade".
We all think this is unacceptable and hope you agree! Everyone can help make a substantial change here, all we need to do is bring our own canvas, recycled or reusable bags with us when shopping. Like everything, it just needs to become part of our daily routines. However, just because it needs to be a routine, doesn't mean it has to be boring. We have searched high and low and have found the Top 5 Cutest Reusable Bags which will make every shopping trip more enjoyable - you won't want to go without them.
Cath Kidtson: Cotton Spot Bookbag:
This bag is really sweet and perfect for rolling up in your handbag. Reusing bags allows us to create a fashion statement and bring some colour into our look. They don't have to be boring or plain. This bag would be perfect for bringing whilst you run errands or even just to carry 2 pints of milk home. It retails for about £16 pounds and can be bought online on Asos (http://bit.ly/1kJLUJK)
I personally love this bag. It can take you to the shops, to the beach, on country walks and on holidays. It is undoubtedly cute, grabs attention and is a good size. We can imagine taking this on our next work outing to hold all our bits and pieces. Again, it can be found on Asos (http://bit.ly/1h7XlQA) and is available for £20. We want.
Every once in a while, one of those really bad jokes are actually really cute and funny. This tote from Zazzle is perfect, it is cute, funny and would still look great on your arm. Even better, it won't break the bank as it's only £7.75. Whether you bring your lunch to work in it, send your kids off to school with it or just bring it to and from the library, this is the bag for you! We love it. Chuckle Chuckle. This website also offers you the opportunity to customize their tote bags, ehhh..perfect present? We think so! Check it out , they have over 42,000 to choose some. That's your morning sorted then! (http://bit.ly/1hZaDty)
Looking after the environment is a forever promise. It is not something that kicks in with you hit your 30s or 40s or 50s, so why not get your kids to learn how they can help while they're young? Adults and kids alike will both love this reusable tote to carry their bits and pieces around. It will encourage them to reuse bags and won't break the bank either. It's available on Amazon for £6.50. Check it out (http://amzn.to/1o8Z34M)
Favourite. Favourite. Favourite! Some of us in the office already have bags from DotComGiftshop and all agree they are amazing. Practical (they can be wiped clean), good sizes and cute as pie. They are made from recycled plastic bottles and are exactly what we want to see come lunch time. They come in a range of sizes and colours and can be folded neatly into a handbag if needed. They are only £3.95, brilliant gift for yourself and your friends. Take a look at their website and find a colour you like, you can't help but love them. (http://bit.ly/1uhk0MI)
Right, you've seen our picks. What one do you love the most? This 5p charge is brilliant - we can all make a difference, and look good while doing it.
If you know of any other brilliant reusable bags, please let us know in the comments. We'd love to discover more.