Top ten: Plastic bag alternatives
The 5p surcharge for plastic bags has become a reality. You might be a little annoyed that you now have to think about bags before heading to the supermarket but why not see this as an opportunity to buy a new one? To help you find your new favourite shopping bag we have selected 10 plastic bag alternatives.
The tote bag is already the ideal work bag – with their wide panels they are perfect for carrying laptops and folders with space to spare. What better way to use that space than by stuffing it with groceries for dinner on your way back from work?
A throwback to your days at school. Backpacks can be sporty and practical or small and sweet. Heading out for a big shop? Grab a pair of sneakers and a large backpack – the more compartments the better.
Similar to a backpack but a lot more subtle is this imitation leather drawstring bag from H&M. If your outfit already has a statement piece, this bag is a great way to prevent yourself from looking over the top on your supermarket run.
Duffle bags come in all sizes. This fringed mini duffle bag from New Look has a drawstring top, perfect for safely securing your late night Ben & Jerry’s.
Canvas bags are never in short supply at Primark and always come with fun prints. If you are feeling creative you can buy a plain bag and decorate it yourself!
Feeling particularly lazy or stocking up on tinned veggies? Opt for a travelbag with wheels to spare your back and shoulders.
A bag that fits inside your trolley and helps sort your groceries through colour coding as you shop? Read more about this stroke of genius here.
Missing summer already? Get your own summer vibe going by swapping your carrier bags for a beach bag.
The plastic bag hasn’t completely disappeared from supermarkets. Most stores are now offering larger and sturdier bags that can be reused. Scrunch it up in the bottom of your everyday bag and you have an emergency bag for extra shopping whenever you need it.