‘Going green’ is more than a catchphrase – it’s a continuous lifestyle choice that takes commitment! To encourage a more sustainable way of life, some brands are now offering incentives to shoppers who make an effort.
For example, The Food Purveyor – which runs Village Grocer and Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G.) – gives a 20-cent reward to customers who bring reusable bags to carry their purchases home. This is paid out as 20 points from its BITES loyalty programme.
To support this ongoing campaign, Village Grocer and B.I.G. currently have a full range of multi-use eco-bags. Both supermarket chains are also eliminating single-use plastics in store, aiming to be single-use plastic free by 2023. To do this, they’ll convert all bakery packaging to recycled paper, as well as reduce the amount of cling-wrapped fruits and vegetables. In addition, they’ll try out alternative produce packaging, such as banana leaves, brown paper and cardboard boxes.
Here, we bring to your attention 12 reusable shopping and grocery bags that don’t compromise your personal style – in a range of sizes and prices. Another important point: they’re all either washable or easy to wipe down.