If you ask me, the biggest problem with reusable bags is the inconvenience of it all. Mine are never readily available for a variety of reasons, and so the cycle goes, I buy cute reusable bags, they frequently go unused.. until now.
I've been wanting to do my part in this department. I like the idea of using reusable bags, so I decided to make it work. Over the next few weeks I hope to introduce you to some of the most innovative and user friendly reusable bags on the market.
We'll begin with flip and tumble. I LOVE these bags. They roll up like a pair of socks (doubling for child entertainment in a restaurant, doctors office, etc.). And unfold to a versatile, stylish, reusable bag, complete with shoulder padding. They've made it easy to use 24-7. It takes up almost no space in your purse or messenger bag, the colors are bright and fun and most importantly, I actually use it. It's simple, innovative and the perfect solution for all my shopping bag woes.
bag size: large enough for 3 half gallons of milk and then some (tested and confirmed by yours truly)
ball size: 3" in diameter or the size of a peach (but squishy so can be smaller)
weight capacity: 25 pounds, they say strong enough for a bowling ball or two (haven't tried this)
material: ripstop nylon
Plastic bags spared: 1,000+
Price: $12 and totally worth it in my opinion!
bonus feature: At the end of your bags life, don't send it to the landfill, mail it back to them and they'll recycle it.