Fact: You can't spell 'plastic waste' without 'cattle wasps'.
Coincidence? Probably. One thing is for sure, we don't really like the sound of either.
This bag won't protect you when the wasps come, but it will definitely cut down on plastic waste. And that's arguably the more sensible way to save the planet.
The Eco Tote Deluxe is extra big and extra awesome. (If you're looking for our Classic Eco Tote size, we retired it - this has always been our most popular and best-selling model for good reason!)
The Deluxe Eco Tote is the ultimate compact, reusable utility bag and our go-to grocery shopper because of its awesome over-sized capacity.
While it shines for groceries, this is your new go-everywhere tote - it's an amazing utility bag around the campsite for food or trash when you're camping or backpacking, it's a great gym & yoga bag, the list goes on...
We gave our Classic Eco Tote an upgrade and created an instant best-seller in the process. The Deluxe Eco Tote is comparable in size to an average beach bag, pool bag or large canvas tote and can hold up to 50lbs!
Reusable bags not only cut down on massive amounts of plastic waste, they also make your life easier - you can stop worrying about your bags breaking on the way to the front door and you can carry a lot less baggage, especially with the awesome capacity of the Deluxe Eco Tote.
But what good does it do you to have a reusable bag if you forget it at home? Trek Light Gear's Eco Totes packs down to a tiny pocket-sized pouch and have a convenient keychain clip attached. Keep them on you or stash them easily in your car, backpack, etc.
Trek Light Gear's Eco Totes are unforgettable - in every way. (Yeah, we did)
Plastic waste is killing our planet.
Made from the excess material leftover from our hammock manufacturing, the revolutionary Trek Light Eco Tote does double duty to save the world - cutting down on our own waste while providing a product that allows you to do exactly the same.
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.
Even worse - every plastic bag can take as long as 1,000 years or more to decompose. Read that again, that means every single plastic bag that's ever been thrown away or discarded is likely still in existence, clogging our landscape and killing our wildlife.
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.Most paper bags get only one single use before they break, tear or are discarded.
Even if you're already in the habit of taking a reusable bag to the grocery store, do you remember to use it to bring your lunch to work? 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 or canvas tote 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. They also make great bear bags for hoisting your food into a tree on your next camping adventure.
Your Trek Light Eco Tote can be cleaned easily, reused over and over again, and like all of our products you can rest easy with our Lifetime Warranty and Happiness Guarantee.
Plastic waste is a crisis, the solution fits in the palm of your hands.
For every item sold, we work with Trees For The Future to plant a tree in your honor.
Why is that so powerful? By helping small farmers and villages around the world with the planting of fruit & vegetable trees, shade trees and more, together we're going beyond basic environmental change.
Trees For The Future uses a Forest Garden approach to reforestation - planting trees to not only provide environmental benefits, but also food, income, and community agriculture where it's needed most.
Every purchase creates a chain reaction of good and happiness in the world, and it all starts with you.
Our warehouse is continuing to take all necessary measures to ship orders and keep our team safe. Life may feel like it's returning to normal in your local area (we hope!), but the impact of COVID is still extremely present in the world of shipping and fulfillment.
Most orders for in-stock items are leaving our warehouse within 1-3 business days, but please be understanding if it takes additional time to get your order shipped.
If you choose an express shipping rate (FedEx Overnight or FedEx 2-Day) we're still getting most expedited orders out the door within one business day from when you order.
Please note that even though FedEx Ground or Priority Mail may cost more than Standard/Free Shipping, they're not considered an expedited shipping method. Any delivery times quoted are estimates only and it may not ship for 1-3 business days after you order as noted above.
Bottom line: We're doing everything we can to get your order to you quickly and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time!
Our shipping takes place Monday through Friday - any orders placed over the weekend or after our daily mail pickup will be shipped in the order received.
If you choose a shipping option that has a quoted time like "FedEx Ground (2 Business Days)" or even "FedEx Overnight (1 Day)", please remember that isn't a guarantee that the order will be there exactly 1 or 2 days from the moment you order it - we still need time to pack & ship your order (see above).
When it comes to the carriers, the quoted times should also always be thought of as estimates, not guarantees. Expedited methods like FedEx 2-Day or Overnight are pretty reliable in their delivery times (hence the cost), but services like Ground/Priority can certainly be optimistic with their estimates.
We offer the ability to pre-order and backorder some items on our site when they are not yet in stock. If an item you are purchasing isn't currently in stock, you'll see a note displayed in your shopping cart that indicates the expected shipping time for your order.
Please note that the expected shipping time is an estimate based on when we expect to receive new inventory.
Sometimes it takes us even longer than expected to receive inventory (especially with unpredictable COVID delays) and sometimes we receive inventory much sooner than the timeframe we estimate. Your order will always ship as soon as the inventory is in our hands!
We aren't able to split-ship your orders into multiple deliveries - so if you are ordering an item that isn't currently in stock along with other items that are, please be aware that your order won't ship until all items are in stock. If you're anxious to receive the in-stock items, we recommend placing a separate order so you can receive the in-stock items without delay.
Please see our Can I Request A Specific Shipping Carrier? page with important details on which carriers we offer and how to make sure you get your package delivered properly.
When receiving an international order your package will need to pass through Customs in your country. All of our packages will have a Customs Declaration Form which details the items in your package and their value.
PLEASE NOTE: There are almost always additional charges to receive your package when you order from outside your own country - these charges are Customs Duties and Import Taxes which are your responsibility to pay (often before you are allowed to collect the package). The laws and taxes are different in every country and Trek Light Gear has no way of knowing in advance what these taxes and fees will be. Please be aware of this when placing your order, we don't want you to be surprised when the package shows up and you owe additional money!
If you have any additional questions about international shipping methods or rates just let us know!
As you've likely seen on our website, we stand behind our products with what we call our Happiness Guarantee. So, what does that mean exactly?
In a nutshell: We want you to be happy with what you buy from us, and if you aren't - you've got our promise that we'll always do whatever we can to bring you happiness.
Within reason, right? Maybe you're sad because everything in our store doesn't cost $1, or you wish our 30-day return window was actually 3 years - well, we need to have some policies and rules so we can survive as a small business.
What matters is that we're here for you.
We truly care about your happiness, and will always do what we can to help - maybe it's a discount on your next order, store credit for a future purchase, or just going out of our way to make sure that the next item you buy from us is exactly what you want.
Feel Good. Do Good. Pass It on.
If for any reason you're not happy with anything you ordered from us, just send it back to us within 30 days by following the instructions below.
The product must be in unused or 'like-new' condition - you're welcome to try a product to make sure you like it, but we cannot accept returns that are abused, stained, washed/laundered, or otherwise damaged (unless the damage is the result of a manufacturer's defect, in which case it is covered under our Lifetime Warranty).
Holiday Extension: All purchases made in November or December will be allowed an extended return window thru 1/31. We'll make it easy for the gift recipient to handle any returns or exchanges!
To view our full return policy details and initiate a return/exchage of your product, just click the button below!
I have been waiting for these to be back in stock. Had one a few years ago and loaned it to a friend in India and it's still there. They are so durable and hold a lot. When traveling they barely take up any space and unfold to a large bag when you need it. Will be watching for more colors to buy more (purple would be nice). Love all of Trek Light Gear products!
What a great product and great idea. No excuse now to not have a reusable bag ready for just about any use: groceries, library books, etc. I keep mine in my daily use backpack in case I pop in a store for a few items. Durable, compact, and handy!
We have tons of reusable bags, and these are hands down my favorite!! They are super durable, carry a ton of groceries, and pack super small to stay easily stored in my purse!
I use this bag all the time! I bought two more. I love them! Thank you!
Thanks Sherry! Enjoy your totes!
one great bag lite easy to use and durable ,easy people to work with.