You all know from my various posts that we try really hard to be as green as possible. A really simple way we ‘go green’ is to use re-useable shopping bags. Every year American alone throw away over 100 billion plastic bags. 100 billion!
While I work really hard to always bring my shopping bags with me to the store, I was still bringing home several plastic bags every trip to the grocery store – and not shopping bags but produce bags. Of course, I wouldn’t use a produce bag for everything, but sometimes they are just unavoidable (I’m looking at you green beans).I used to save them and stash them in the diaper bag for those moments when I have a diaper change in the field that desperately needs contained. It still really bothered me that I was, on a weekly basis contributing to that humongous number of bags eventually making their way to our landfill.
So I was incredibly psyched when I came across Esse Bags reusable produce bags. And let me tell you, they have revolutionized my trips to the grocery store. We now come home from our weekly shopping 100% plastic bag free. They come in a handy little pouch that I throw in with my shopping bags and have a draw string to keep your green beans contained. Should you happen to leave your beans in the bag a little too long, or squish an over ripe nectarine in one? Throw it in the wash! I put them in with my kitchen towels. Just like that brand new clean bag. Another plus to these bags is that they’re mesh. So they don’t trap the moisture like a plastic produce bag, and they keep your veggies fresher for longer.
So, I am super excited that the awesome folks at Esse (which stands for Everyday Solutions for Saving the Earth) are offering their Quick Pack to one of my lucky readers, who will be chosen randomly. the quick pack contains 2 reusable produce bags and an everyday bag, which I also have and is awesome because it folds up teeny-tiny and you can keep it in your purse or bag so you always have a bag with you and never need to take a plastic bag.
Here’s the deal: Leave a comment telling me what inspires you to go green. THAT’S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO! OMG how easy is that?!? For a bonus entry, tweet this: Tell @babyinbrooklyn what inspires you to go green! In it for you? @esse_bags reuseable produce bags! http://bit.ly/9NESAw and leave another comment telling me you tweeted and what your twitter name is.
You have until midnight on July 27th! US Residents only.
* All opinions stated are my own and I did not receive any compensation for this review*