We’re travelling this week and are enjoying this cute and practical little backpack: the rPET Onya Back reusable bag.
Made from recycled plastic bottles (rPET), it is ultra light-weight at only 90g. Roomy enough for a day out, a picnic or a beach towel and a swimsuit, it is fairly comfortable to carry.
Despite its tiny size once folded and light weight, this reusable bag includes some nifty little features:
- The shoulder straps are adjustable.
- It closes with a good-quality zip to keep your belongings safe.
- It even has a little pocket for your mobile or your iPod, with a little porthole for your headphones.
Like all the other ONYA reusable bags, you can easily stuff it into the little pocket – just to don’t try to fold it neatly, just push it in with your thumbs.
We used it right from the start of our journey: in the plane to gather all the loose ‘things’ which didn’t fit in our hand luggage!
Reusable bags are becoming more and more popular. They are sturdier, eco-friendly, convenient, and – dare I say – prettier than plastic bags. Shop assistants often ask if you need a bag for your shopping. Every now and then, one of them gives a funny look when you say: “I don’t need a bag thank you” but overall, reusable bags are increasingly popular.
Reusable bags aren’t just for shopping though. They can be useful in so many ways:
- Keep a bag full of reusable shopping bags so you can grab the bag when you leave the house.
- You can keep a similar bag in the car in case of an unexpected trip to the shops.
- “I keep a reusable shopping bag rolled up in my handbag in case I need them”, says Alison.
- Children love having an unusual school backpack. They’re bright and cheerful, easy to spot in the school’s cloakroom.
- Specially designed lunchbags are equally appealing to kids and grown ups.
- If your child is still in a buggy, you can hang a bag at the back to store the kids’ little things, snack, water bottle and by this weather, extra hats and gloves!
- Having a bag for each of the children’s each activity means there’s no last minute rush to find all their bits and bobs. Everything simply stays in the bag. When the clothing (swimming bag, ballet) needs washed, it can go back in the appropriate bag as soon as it’s dry. If the children need to take something special – the cheque at the beginning of semester for example – you can add it to the bag sometime during the week instead of having to remember at the last minute. One can never be over-organised. Having a separate wall hook for each bag means the cloakroom stays tidy. The children know where to find their bags and where to store them when they come in the house.”
- We also have a bag for the gloves and hats. We normally have to buy several sets as they get ‘misplaced’ throughout the winter. This year, I’m pleased to report that the children still have the hats, gloves and scarves I bought in September!
See you all tomorrow for more ways to use your reusable bags!
Do you use reusable bags? Just for shopping or do you use them around the house too?
Welcome back to the Reusable Bag Company.
Please be patient while we get things going again. We look forward to reviewing green bags, sewing and improvising reusable bags of all kinds.