SmartCycle Recycled PET Produce Bag Review
Looking for a stocking stuffer for someone that seems to have everything? Look no further than the SmartCycle Recycled PET* Produce Bags. These bags are a win-win because, as the gift giver, you can feel good about your purchase, and the recipient will feel ‘smart’ using them. Each bag is constructed from 100% recycled plastic, and SmartCycle states that each bag saves a 1 L plastic bottle from the landfill. Reusing canvas totes at checkout is common practice, so why not completely eliminate plastic bags from your shopping practice?
Each produce bag is lightweight, easy to clean, slightly transparent to help with check out, and durable when fully loaded. The SmartCycle bags also feature a drawstring cinch at the top to keep your produce in the bag and not rolling around the back of your car or backpack. Thus far, I haven’t had any problems checking out with these bags at the local grocer; on the contrary, I get looks of appreciation from cashiers and fellow shoppers. These bags are ideal for trips to the local farmers markets, and can be easily stashed away when not in use.
The SmartCycle Recycled PET produce bags come in two sizes, medium and large. The medium measures 12”H x 9.5”W, while the large measures 16”H x 13”W. I find that the medium can hold most items on my shopping list. However, it is nice to have the larger size for items such as celery, corn, and large spinach or leaf lettuce. The strength-to-weight ratio of these bags is pretty impressive: the medium weighs in at 0.7 oz but can easily tote 6-8 apples and is no worse for the wear thanks to the tight knit of the recycled plastic. After 4 months of consistent use, these bags are still doing a fine job hauling my goods from the store.
SmartCycle Recycled PET Produce Bags are sold in sets of 2, and retail for $5.95-$6.95.
*PET is the common abbreviation for Polyethylene Terephthalate, a highly-recyclable plastic, coded with a “1” inside the recycling symbol.