Simple Ecology Organic Cotton Reusable Grocery Bag, 3-Pack

Last updated date: February 9, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 63 expert reviews, the Simple Ecology Simple Ecology Organic Cotton Reusable Grocery Bag, 3-Pack placed 12th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 13, 2020:
Checkout The Best Reusable Grocery Bag for a detailed review of all the top reusable grocery bags.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
597 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
They have six built-in sleeves to keep bottles and other tall items upright, and the wide handles are comfortable to carry.
- Wiki EZ Vid
We're obsessed with how these organic cotton grocery bags have 6 interior pop-out bottle sleeves to keep tall items in place.
- Huff Post
These reusable grocery bags have six pop-out bottle sleeves inside to secure tall products.
- Smart Homekeeping
These bags are made with organic cotton materials mixed well with muslin fabric. The result is a sturdy and soft internally but hard externally masterpiece.
- Home Blows
These reusable cotton totes are sized like standard paper grocery bags (15 x 12 x 7 inches), with six pop-out bottle sleeves to help keep your bottles from clattering.
- Popular Science
What experts didn't like
May shrink when washed.
- Wiki EZ Vid

From The Manufacturer

We've built in all of the best features for function and comfort into our Deluxe Grocery Bag. These rugged bags can comfortably carry a load full of bottles or other heavy items without tearing or breaking. The 6 pop-out bottle sleeves help keep tall items upright and in place, or leave them empty for the full capacity! The extra-wide 1.5 x 24 in. long handles makes carrying comfortable either by hand or on the shoulder. The long lasting, heavy-duty construction will allow you to save paper and plastic bags for many years! GOTS certified for both ECOLOGY and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the entire production process, including growing, harvesting, spinning yarn, weaving/knitting fabric, and sewing bags. Since they're made of organic cotton, they bring additional benefits to our health and environment by avoiding highly toxic pesticides, fertilizers, and bleaches used in regular cotton crops. Designed, packaged, and shipped in the United States, cotton grown and bags manufactured in India.

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Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 7
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Expert Reviews: 10
3. BAGGU Standard Reusable Shopping Bag
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 10
4. Earthwise Collapsible Reusable Grocery Bag, 3-Pack
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Expert Reviews: 7
5. Lotus Trolley Reusable Grocery Bags, 4-Pack
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 10
6. Foraineam Reusable Grocery Bags, 3-Pack
Overall Score: 9.3
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7. exoBEST Reusable Foldable Grocery Bags, 5-Pack
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 1
8. NZ Home Insulated Reusable Grocery Bags, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
9. BeeGreen Reusable Foldable Grocery Bags, 6-Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Veno Bag Reusable Grocery Shopping Bags, 3-Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
11. Tosnail Foldable Reusable Grocery Tote Bags, 12-Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Reusable Grocery Bags

If you’re concerned about the environment, you’re probably looking for ways to reduce your household’s carbon footprint. One way to do that is to cut down on single-use plastics, which have been cited as a top contributor to environmental issues. In fact, we produce 300 million tons of plastic every year across the globe, 91 percent of which ends up either in landfills or discarded as litter.

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Like other single-use plastics, grocery bags don’t break down easily. In fact, experts say they can take up to 1,000 years to fully degrade, and recycling isn’t a viable option because it costs more to recycle plastic bags than what they’re worth. Most curbside recycling programs ban grocery bags, forcing consumers to either toss them into the regular garbage or take them to a grocery store that accepts them for recycling.

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Reusable grocery bags have become a great alternative to grocery store plastic. Not only are they more environmentally friendly, but they’re also easier to use. You can stand them up on the carousel and fill them, then slide them into your trunk to take home. Typically, you can squeeze far more groceries into each bag, resulting in fewer trips from your trunk to your kitchen when you arrive home. But there are a few things you need to consider when choosing grocery bags, including capacity and ease of use.

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When you use a reusable bag, you and the environment benefit, but so does the store. If every customer brought reusable bags, grocery stores would save considerably on the number of plastic bags they have to purchase and stock each year. While they’ll never be able to eliminate bags completely, some grocery chains are incentivizing reusable bags by offering discounts for those who bring their own bags. Some shoppers have no choice, though. California has a statewide ban on plastic bags in grocery stores, and that type of legislation is starting to spread to jurisdictions across the globe.

The Reusable Grocery Bag Buying Guide

  • As you choose your grocery bags, picture the size of the carousels at your favorite grocery store. If you do self-checkout, you’ll need to be especially aware of whether your chosen bags will fit into the slots.
  • Having bags with rigid sides is helpful, as they will hold the bag open while you’re loading and unloading them.
  • When you aren’t shopping, you’ll need to store your bags. Some fold down to easily slide into your pantry or your trunk, while others fold up into small squares. You can also find bags that come with a zipper pouch to hold the bags between uses.
  • The handles of your bag will come into play, as well. Longer handles are convenient for tossing over your shoulder, but shorter handles may give you more control. Remember that you’ll probably be toting heavy items like canned goods and gallons of milk, so choose a bag with reinforced handles and tear-resistant fabric.
  • Insulated bags are bulkier and thicker, but they free you up to make a few stops on the way home without having to worry about your refrigerated and frozen items getting warm.
  • Over time, your grocery bags will accumulate dirt and grime. Some bags can be tossed in the washing machine to clean, then line dried. Others will need to be wiped down.