I’m so surprised that I never blogged about Envirosax or LOQI and that’s why I’m taking the opportunity to do this today. I believe being environmentally conscious is a good thing, which means decreasing our use of plastic bags and such. My neighborhood has also ceased the recycling of plastic shopping bags and have required us to discard them along with our regular trash. A number of local shops have begun charging for their paper shopping bags so I’ve had to remember to include some reusable totes in both my purse and car for just in case. I’ve even gifted a few to my parents for their grocery trips and have given several as stocking stuffers over the years. I find that the Envirosax and LOQI brands make bags of the perfect size, are sturdy, and offered in attractive patterns.
Several months ago I purchased a few reusable mesh produce sacks with drawstring cords from my local supermarket. They are made by Earthwise Bags. I am pleased to find that these bags have been doing a great job keeping my produce neatly separated in each of my fridge drawers. When I first began keeping house, I didn’t quite understand that the plastic produce bags encouraged rot by trapping in moisture despite the unsealed tops. They have been handy in temporarily storing onions, any fragile type of vegetables like broccoli florets, cilantro, cauliflower florets and keeping them all neatly contained. I also love to organize groups of the same fruit in these bags. On the packaging, it suggests that you can wash your produce prettily easily in them, although I haven’t tried this. I normally rinse out the mesh bags under running water and leave them on the dish rack to dry, though the packaging states they are also machine washable. I wonder if one can use them to spin water out of rinsed salad greens? They are very handy to have and I’m glad I gave them a chance.