I got fed up that in Singapore they use an enormous amount of plastic bags in grocery stores. Everything is wrapped and packed into plastic by default, even raw fruits or items that I think would need the extra package. And on top of that when you pay at the cashier you will receive a minimum of 2-3 plastic bags FOR FREE and the shop assistant will pack your items into them.
So, I decided to buy their textile back alternative. It costs SGD 1,9 (US $1,42 or € 1.17) and looks like this.
The bag is obviously not 100% cotton and the outside is covered with a plastic layer. Singapore has extremely high rainfall annually and in order to prevent bags from being completely destroyed by the rain, they use this plastic cover.
So, I consider this not as a 100% sustainable solution as the product still consists of lot of plastic and its unfair that you get plastic bag for free and they charge for the textile version.
What is the situation in your neighbourhood with plastic bags at grocery stores and supermarkets?
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Hi 🙂 I prefer cotton bags. Plastic bags it’s not possible to get for free in the supermarket in Finland. And I try not no buy it every time I visit a shop. It’s too much plastic (bags and boxes..) The most I like a bags with a nice design, but I don’t have any of it right now. Picture as an example of cotton bag what I have now.