Clean Reusable Totes, Or Risk Going Green

Green Prophet

Your reusable totes may be full of bacteria and can turn you seriously “green” Time to practice good bag hygiene. . Researchers at the University of Arizona tested 84 reusable shopping totes and found over half were contaminated with harmful bacteria, including the dangerous E.coli. Do a healthcheck of that last stat amongst your recycled-bag -using peers: unless mine are especially piggish, none (myself included) ever toss the totes into a hot wash.


Green Earth Journey

I recently had the pleasure to review a reusable tote from The plastic bag dispenser is for those of us that have family members that keep "forgetting" to bring their reusable totes and come home with those nasty plastic bags. It is a nice chocolaty color and has a pouch that it stuffs into when you are not using it. The bag is super durable, large, and made with 50% recycled content from plastic bottles and containers.

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Paper or Plastic?

Green Earth Journey

Using a tote bag can save thousands and thousands of plastic bags at the landfill. I do.LOL and she cant see anything I bring home when I am using my tote bags! Tote bags are much stronger then those nasty grocery bags and your milk isnt going to end up splattered all over the parking lot, eeks! If you do pop in the store and dont have a tote with you ask the cashier to load the bags up or if you can carry all your items then ask them not to bag them.

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Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Green Furniture Home Design

Reusable Tote Bags. We all can agree wrapping paper looks beautiful under your brightly lite (with energy saving LED lights) Christmas Tree (sustainably harvested or homemade recycled Christmas tree ) but you can also find some very beautiful, or holiday themed, creative, or just plain witty recycled tote bags which are always a great replacement for wrapping paper. Tis the season of waste!

Trade paper and plastic for Cloth

Green Earth Journey

Most of us now know all about reusable totes, and how it can be beneficial to take our own reusable bags to the grocery store. I have 8 reusable bags that I keep in a kitchen drawer and tucked in my purse. The struggle is, of course, to remember to put them in your trunk, car, or purse. Then to remember to take them out when at the store to actually make use of them. If you are one who has that down pretty well, I propose the next step.

Eco Chick Giveaway! DisneyNature’s “Chimpanzee” Teams Up with Jane Goodall

Eco Chic

Want to win a DisneyNature Chimpanzee plush, tote and book? Giveaway Includes: • One Oscar Plush • One Disneynature Chimpanzee The Making of the Film Book • One Reusable Tote Bag. In theaters on April 20, 2012, Disneynature’s newest True Life Adventure introduces Oscar, a young chimpanzee whose playful curiosity and zest for discovery light up the African forest until a twist of fate leaves Oscar to fend for himself with a little help from an unexpected ally.

Eco Chick Giveaway: Target Earth Day Giftbag

Eco Chic

Reusable Tote Bag GiftCard. Standard Reusable Shopping Bag. Tags: Uncategorized art Burt's Bees car earth day eco Eco-Chick Fair Trade farm farms fruit giveaway Hair Home Organic reusable Shampoo Shopping soap Target towels In honor of Earth Month, THREE lucky Eco-Chick readers will win and Eco-Starter Kit from Target. Making small changes, even during typical daily routines such as brushing your teeth and washing your hair can have a positive impact on the Earth.

Recycling Bag Cords

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I do not know what things are like where you live but here at trade- and other shows people nowadays, if they do not give out reusable totes from cotton or non-woven polypropylene, they hand out string paper bags with cotton or nylon cords as handles.

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Green tips from Crossroads Trading Co.

Eco-Vegan Girl

reusable los angeles electric car shopping tips clothing water ecoThese days I buy most of my clothes from consignment shops. This is eco-friendly (reusing clothes others don't want) and inexpensive. One of my favorite places in L.A. is Crossroads Trading Co. They have multiple locations, but I usually go to the one in Santa Monica. Last weekend I found a really cute t-shirt (which you'll eventually see in one of my videos), and I've often found great dresses there too.

7 Eco Issues to Address in 2013

Green Prophet

Ditch the plastic, carry reusable totes and reusable water bottles, recycle, and compost food waste. It seems silly to perpetuate apocalyptic hype that NASA debunked eons ago , but as 2013 approaches, we are sensitive to a shift in global consciousness – something that spiritual leaders have long advocated as the necessary means to our survival.

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Audubon Woman In Conservation: Four Honorees to Inspire Us All

The Green Samaritan

Footnote: I coupled this trip with a visit to a longtime friend, brought my water bottle and reusable tote, walked when I could and only had to buy one to-go meal so tried to do the best I could.)

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Sustainability is made up of little changes to our lifestyle

Green (Living) Review

Make your own reusable totes from waste fabrics or other materials and take them with you to the stores whenever you go shopping. Sustainability is made up of the little changes to our lifestyle that don't cost us anything but which can, maybe, save the Planet By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people think that they can have no impact and that there is no chance that their little steps can make a difference.

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts Green Too

Eco Friendly Daily

Reusable totes are good for many things. Don’t think you have to spend a lot of money on totes either. Many totes are overpriced, but if you know where to look you will be surprised at how inexpensive they can come. Fun and unique totes can be found at resale shops. You also have the options of buying totes in bulk. Since you have a many teachers in your school you can order a large number of totes and receive a discount for your purchase.

Hollywood Sets New Trend: Recycle Your Home Theater (LA Style)

Green Life Smart Life

Lines at the local Farmers Market on Sunday are three deep with every hip Angelino wearing their 7 For Mankind jeans and quirky yet cool Oliver Peoples glasses while anxiously waiting to load their reusable tote bags with organic and local veggies. The guys over at recenly posted this article about programs that people living in LA can recycle their old technology.

Good Days brings sustainable activewear to Hong Kong


Additionally, every delivery comes packaged in a reusable tote bag that has been made from repurposed rice sacks. Out of yoga studios and into closets all over the world, activewear remains a huge fashion trend. One company in Hong Kong is putting a twist on the trend by cleaning up the planet while making leggings, tops and sports bras. Good Days has created an entire activewear line made from recycled post-consumer plastic waste.

10 Tips for a Zero-Waste Household

The Green Changemakers

I started by adopting reusable water bottles and shopping totes, but slowly took it further by replacing disposables with reusables (toilet paper excluded), shopping in bulk with cloth bags, bringing glass containers to the store for wet items (meat, deli, fish, cheese, oil.), Reuse by using reusables. Swap disposables for reusables (start using handkerchiefs, refillable bottles, shopping totes, cloth napkins, rags, etc.).

Students Challenged to Rethink Materialism

The Green Changemakers

Reusable water bottles from Camelbak given away at OWU Green Week Tuesday was Mind Your Area Business Day, a big dinner celebration with local food, wine, and beer to create relationships between students and local business owners and encourage local consumption. Wednesday''s Waste Naught event featured a recycled art display about waste and a “Compost Challenge” - to receive a free Green Week reusable tote bag, contestants had to demonstrate knowledge of compostable materials.

COVID-19 pandemic leads to plastic ban reversals


Brookline, Massachusetts has suspended its ban on polystyrene containers, and Nick Isgro, mayor of Waterville, Maine, wants to ban shoppers from bringing their own reusable bags. Related: Discarded face masks now threatening wildlife habitats “These reusable tote bags can sustain the COVID-19 and flu viruses — and spread the viruses throughout the store,” Isgro said on his Facebook page. Health concerns are trumping environmental worries as U.S.