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Trying to avoid plastic bags?

It can be frustrating and even upsetting when you notice the number of plastic bags making their way into your home, especially fruit and vegetable plastic bags. There are only so many ways you can reuse them, even with the best intentions. It’s even more annoying when you are making an effort by taking your own bags to the grocer and still the plastic bags end up in your house.


Are hundreds of plastic bags living in your home?

Having lots of plastic bags in your home can be a frustrating bi-product of doing the weekly fruit and vegie shop. You don’t want to throw away plastic bags that use up valuable resources and can damage the environment by ending up in landfill, in our oceans and being ingested by animals; and yet, you do still have to do your weekly shopping.


Have you tried banishing the plastic bag?

You may have tried to banish plastic bags from your life and not even use them when fruit and vegetable shopping. This strategy can work if you only buy a handful of produce and you don’t mind losing some grapes along the way.

It gets complicated when you need a kilo of apples or when you need small items like beans, peas, and cherries. It also makes it harder to avoid so many surfaces if you want to keep your produce clean as it makes its way from the grocer to your home.


What’s the difference: recyclable plastic bags, cotton bags and paper bags?

Recyclable plastic bags still require a lot of resources to make. Throwing them away to degrade in the environment is wasteful. Some are not very strong, often falling apart on the way home. Others have been shown to take a long time to biodegrade in the environment.

Organic cotton reusable bags require huge amounts of water to grow the cotton, 10,000 litres of water to grow 1kg of cotton. Cotton holds moisture and attracts bacteria. It is more likely to get mold adhering to it which increases the risk of spoilage.

Unfortunately, another ‘natural alternative’ paper bags require huge amounts of tree resources to produce. They certainly aren’t suitable for all fruit and vegetables, particularly those that are wet and they are difficult to reuse.


What’s the best alternative?

Reusing our bags hundreds of times is the best alternative. A polyester mesh bag is strong, light weight and can be reused hundreds, probably thousands, of times. There is a hierarchy in waste management called the 3 Rs-Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The order is important- when we can’t reduce and need to use, reusing bags is a better option for the environment than recycling.

“I created Fruity Sacks because I was tired of coming home with a handful of unwanted plastic bags nearly every time I went fruit and veg shopping. I wanted an alternative to the insidious

little plastic bag –something that was about the same size, lightweight and see through, something that was washable and durable so that it could be reused for many years.”


Fruity Sacks are the best solution for fruit and vegetable shopping!

These bags provide an easy way for all of us to make a small difference every day. As I began using Fruity Sacks, I could see that I was making a small impact on the environment and I felt better about how I did my shopping. If most of us were to use Fruity Sacks for our fruit and veg shopping, collectively we would make a huge impact on the environment.


Interesting fact: the amount of greenhouse gases emitted in the creation of 1 Fruity Sack is about the equivalent of 13 plastic bags. Simply using our Fruity Sack 14 times will have a positive impact on the environment.




Reduce the number of plastic bags you use by REUSING your Fruity Sacks


Fruity Sacks Nut Milk Bags

1 BAG | RRP $8.90



  • Create your own healthy alternative to dairy milk
  • High quality mesh makes straining your nut milk easy
  • Made from strong, easy to wash and fast drying polyester
  • The 27cm x 25cm bags come with a handy drawstring


It is easy to make nut milk at home Fruity Sacks Nut Milk Bags. To get fresh nut milk that you know has no additives, all you need to do is soak the nuts overnight, rinse them, blend them in a blender, strain them through your nut milk bag and add a little sweetener.

Our nut milk bags are strong and made from food safe polyester mesh. Just wash them after use. They are quick drying and ready for the next time.

👇 Click 'recipes' below for our recipe for nut milk and our delicious recipes for ideas about what you can do with your leftover nut meal.