What is Carebags? (taken from their website)
Carebags were the brainchild of two young mothers in Mission, B.C., back in the early 1990’s. With 5 kids under the age 5 between them, they launched a line of re-useable bags to be used for buying produce and bulk foods. Why? Because plastic bags on the roll are unnecessary & wasteful. Strong, stretchy and extremely longlasting, some of those first Carebags ever made are still in use today, 17 years later.
Why is Carebags green and part of Simply Green? (taken from their website)
carebags are100% re-useable produce bags. Buy, wash, and store fruits and vegetables right in the bag. carebags are made of a highly durable synthetic fibre. They are long-lasting, strong, lightweight and breathable. Use carebags to bring home all your fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and rice. No More Plastic Bags. carebags are locally made in Vancouver, Canada. All paper packaging is made of 100% recycled stock. Bring carebags with you when you shop. Place loose dry goods or produce in the bag. Use the bag to store, or to sprout dry goods. Wash produce in the carebag, prior to storage. Gently shake off excess moisture from the carebag and place your produce in the crisper section of the fridge. The slight dampness of the carebags, works with the atmosphere in your crisper to help keep produce fresh.
My thoughts about Carebags…
We received the Carebags while our veggie co-op was still going so my husband threw them in the tote he uses for that. He had been reusing grocery store bags to keep items separate when he picked up our veggies. After using these, I don’t think there is any going back to those grocery store bags though. When Diana from Carebags, told me she fit her gym shoes in these bags I didn’t believe it. Seeing was truly believing for me when I saw how many yams DH got into one of the stretchy bags. One of the best features of these bags is that you can leave your produce in them and it keeps much longer! This has been a great time saver for us and keeps our produce fresh until we are ready to use it which is a big budget saver! The bags are easy to clean and dry super fast. Now that our co-op is done for the season, these will be going in our reusable grocery store bags to be used at the grocery store! So forget those plastic bags and containers that say they keep your produce fresh and try Carebags. I think you will love them as much as we do!
Carebags has offered three giveaway items including Carebags original, Carebags green singles with drawstring, and Carebags Canadian Pouch so there will the THREE separate winners!
NOTE: I was provided with a complementary bags from by Carebags to provide this review. No other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.