When you go to the grocery store or the Farmers Market, what do you put your fruits and vegetables in to bring home? Do you use those plastic bags on the roller poles sitting by the vegetable stand or do you let the farmer place your fresh veggies in an old plastic grocery sack? Chico Bag has a solution to help keep your vegetables and fruits fresher longer with appealing mini produce bags helping to rid your home of all those obnoxious stinking plastic bags.
ChicoBag sent me a Mini Produce Stand Collection Complete Starter Kit. The kit includes 3 different types of produce bags. The tan bag is made from Hemp-Cotton blend and good for green beans, nuts, grains and bulk foods. This bag absorbs any extra moisture and stops airflow.
rePETe ™ bag is a green bag that is great for squash, broccoli and brussel sprouts. These types of vegetables need less airflow but more moisture.
The rePETe ™ Mesh bag is best for apples, oranges, onions and potatoes. The mesh bag allows ethylene gas to escape. Ethylene gas is natures ripening agent but when it is trapped in bags of produce, these foods overripe and spoil easily. Placing these types of vegetables and fruits in the rePETe ™ mesh bag enables the veggies to breath and stay fresher longer.
The bags are color coded to help you remember which bags work better on what produce. Then on the inside label of each bag it tells you which fruit or vegetables can go in the bag. That is a great reminder. The bags are sized to hold three to five pounds of produce and when you are not using them simply stuff them into the pear shaped pouch and hang it on your grocery bag, key chain or purse.
Have you seen the commercial on television where we use XX amount of water bottles and they stretch around the earth XXX amount of times? That commercial stresses to reuse and/or recycle water bottles. Well, ChicoBag has done just that, these cool bags that help keep your fruits and veggies fresher longer, are made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles. So the next time you throw that plastic water bottle in the recycle bin, just think it could turn into a ChicoBag rePETe ™ Vegetable or Fruit holder.
Another cool feature about the ChicoBag is they are reusable and if they get a bit soiled just wash in cold water and hand up to dry. Check the website for all sorts of other reusable recycled goods made from all those millions of water bottles we threw in the recycle bin.
ChicoBag has a great shopping bag, backpacks and larger produce bags. Also, school children are getting involved with recycling water bottles and the plastic bags. For every $30.00 raised, school children get a free backpack. ChicoBag fundraising program is a special and healthy alternative to traditional fundraising. With bag bans popping up across the country now is a great time to sell high-quality reusable bags to your community. Children across the country are trying to stomp out the Bag Monster by using/selling Chico Bag produce, shopping, travel, sandwich and fashion bags as a fundraiser. As you can see below that in one year just one shopper in a household accumulates 500 bags. Yikes!
Check out ChicoBag at their web site, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, in, Google+, and Pinterest . Looking at the different web sites gives you a sense of reasoning why we need to recycle and clean up our world from the plastic bag monster and all those dirty plastic bottles we all throw away so easily. So now next time you go to the store or market, be sure to take your ChicoBag Mini Produce Stand Collection Complete Starter Kit bags and eliminate those obnoxious stinking plastic bags.