Finally, the major supermarkets are removing plastic bags and consumers will have to find an alternative. I'm guilty of using plastic bags, only because I want to reuse them for my rubbish. Now of course I'll have to buy plastic bags for the rubbish so we still haven't eradicated them yet until someone comes up with an alternative for that too.
I have discovered a great alternative for problem number one; using shopping bags and that is a
a reusable shopping bag system called Trolly Bags. Unlike other grocery bags, Trolley Bags are a system of four sturdy, reusable shopping bags that can be rolled together and hung on the back of your trolley while shopping. At the register, once you’ve unpacked your groceries, the bags can then be spread across the trolley in one step. They stand up-right on their own, allowing two hands free while packing the bags. They’re made from non-woven polypropylene, which makes them stronger and more durable than other reusable shopping bags. They are also machine washable. I was surprised how large the bags are so there is plenty of room for all the groceries.
Trolley Bags were invented by Irish entrepreneur Paul Doyle, who wanted to revolutionise the shopping experience and make it more convenient for customers. He created a solution with Trolley Bags and presented it on the Irish television show, Dragons Den (similar to Shark Tank). He received a fantastic response from the judges and audience and was offered a substantial investment. The public eagerly anticipated the launch of Trolley Bags and they gained a cult following across Ireland and the UK. Now Trolley Bags are popping up in shopping trolleys all over the world.
Trolley Bags are available from $39.95 for a set of four bags and now come in a variety of sizes and colours www.packingsorted.com.au.