By the numbers:
Weighs only 1.4oz!
Strong enough to hold over 50lbs!
Only 1" x 2" in the pouch!
Full bag size is 11"W x 14"H!
Why is it so important to carry and use a reusable bag?
60,000 plastic bags are used every 5 seconds in the U.S alone, and only 1-3% of these bags are recycled. That means the rest of those bags make their way into landfills, streams, and oceans and may take as long as 1,000 years to decompose. Paper bags fare slightly better on the recycling front, but we still have to cut down about 14 million trees each year to make them, and most paper bags only get one or two uses at most before they break or tear.
The issue has become a serious one that people are fighting on all fronts. Countries such as Ireland, Australia, Bangladesh, and Taiwan, and cities such as San Francisco have begun taking crucial steps to reduce plastic bag waste. Some of these methods include charging customers for bags in the checkout lane and even outlawing them altogether. Whole Foods has recently removed all plastic grocery bags from their stores.
With a Trek Light Gear Eco Tote, it has never been easier to join the reusable bag revolution. The number one reason people use paper or plastic bags at the store, and not a reusable bag of some kind, is not because they don't want to or even because they don't have a reusable bag at home to use - it's because they forget to bring it to the store! Most reusable bags on the market today are big and bulky, so you keep them in a closet and next thing you know, you're at the store wondering why you never have the bags when you need them most. Trek Light Gear's reusable bags are so lightweight and compact, you can easily keep them on your key chain, or slip them into your purse or glove compartment.
Even if you're already in the habit of taking a reusable bag to the grocery store (because they've now started charging you for every bag!), do you also remember to bring your reusable bags to the drug store, or the department store? Do you remember to use it to bring your lunch to work or to take that bottle of wine and your latest culinary creation to your next dinner party?? Trek Light Gear's Eco Tote Products can be used for anything you currently use a plastic bag for - including everything from packing your trash out on your next backpacking trip or going green next Halloween with a reusable Trick or Treat bag for the kids. The possibilities are endless and with Trek Light Eco Totes you'll always be able to have a reusable bag handy when you need it most.