About two years ago, a group of scientists set out to find out exactly how much plastic waste us humans are creating and even they were baffled by the outcome. The results? Eight million tons (according to The UN Environment Assembly).
The scariest part? According to National Geographic, the prediction was that “by mid-century, the oceans will contain more plastic waste than fish,” which is not only terrifying but also heartbreaking for the environment.
After becoming aware of these statistics, it only makes sense that we’d want to contribute to fixing the issue starting with the source: us.
If you want to do your part but don’t know where to start, consider swapping plastic grocery bags for those that are reusable. Every time we head to the supermarket, we’re likely unaware of the amount of plastic bags that are used, emptied when we get home, and thrown directly into the trash only to end up in a landfill likely not being recycled they way they should.
Take a step in the right direction with these 9 chic AF reusable grocery bags that can be used anywhere from the office to the grocery store.
1. I Am Very Busy Canvas Tote, ban.do, $25
For the lady who is, well, really busy, we don’t see there being a grocery bag that could be any more accurate. It also features a small inside pocket that will perfectly fit your cell phone and money.
2. Standard Baggu in Grapefruit, Baggu, $10
For the price of your lunch, you can have this incredibly lightweight fruity nylon bag that is proven to hold up to 50 pounds.
3. The Force is Female Large Tote, Rebecca Minkoff, $98
There’s never been a better time to show your support for your fellow females, and this tote features a quote that rings true. Crafted with a seriously sturdy canvas material, you’ll be able to hold all your goodies in this number.
4. MM6 Maison Margiela Denim Triangle Bag, The Dreslyn, $235
When you’re feeling bougie, splurge on this signature triangle shoulder bag that has plenty of room for all the food you plan on picking up. To make things even more dependable, you’ll love its black leather handle detail.
5. Genuine People Lace Shoulder Bag, Genuine People, $65
Made with incredible lace detail, this eloquent bag can accompany you to the office, on a night out for drinks with friends, or even to the market.
6. We The Free Corduroy Washed Tote, Free People, $48
Equipped with the ideal leather straps, loop closure, and lined interior, this tote bag will have no issue holding your groceries.
7. Bonjour Red Canvas Tote, band.o, $8.55
Say “bonjour” to your new favorite grocery bag thanks to ban.do: A fun shade of red, eye-catching pattern, and can easily accommodate multiple bottles of wine.
8. On the Move Black Net Tote, Lulus, $16
Net bags have been all the rage in the fashion world lately, so why not take one to your local supermarket? As long as you’re not grabbing super small items, this bag will do the trick.