Enviro-friendly tote bag
Shopping for a better world?
Put NCP's enviro-friendly tote bag on your list!
Every year five trillion plastic bags are used by global consumers at a huge environmental and aesthetic cost. And while seeming more “natural,” paper bags aren't any better--in fact, they're worse! Not only is paper-making one of the most polluting manufacturing processes, paper bags require nearly seven times as much energy to create and recycle as the plastic variety.
Tired of being boxed in this bag? Have we got a deal for you! Spurred on by the request of a congregation wanting to help its members to go green when they go shopping, NCP developed a cool tote bag. From an energy standpoint, using our canvas bag is 14 times better than plastic without factoring in the littering, landfill, recycling, and foreign oil dependence issues with plastic bags. Canvas bags are also 39 times better than paper, at least from an energy standpoint. This number is conservative, since it assumes that a canvas bag is used 500 times over its lifetime.
Made of recycled cotton and plastic, the sturdy bag has amazing capacity. In fact, when tried out in the NCP test kitchen, it held a 2-liter Diet Dr. Pepper, box of whole wheat Ritz crackers, dozen free range eggs, jar of peanut butter, container of cottage cheese, jar of spaghetti sauce, 24 oz. bag of salted peanuts, box of veggie burgers, bag of bite-site shredded wheat (frosted), and a tin of Fair Trade cocoa—with room to spare!
Be the talk of the check-out line with this attractive and educational tote bag! Available from NCP for $7 plus mailing cost.
Click here for a pdf picture of the tote, plus dimensions.