Nothing is more inspiring and exciting to me than a social and sustainable start-up set out to make a change in the world like EcoRight bags, a small team of 8 individuals in India that are passionate about saving the world and have decided to start by making eco-friendly products.
They focus on tackling the single use plastic bag problem that I’m sure you have heard of by now. This year we will use 5 trillion plastic bags, can you even imagine that amount of plastic bags? Less than 1 percent of these will be recycled. Every year we use 100 million ton of plastic and around 10 percent ends up in the ocean. Maybe you have seen some pieces of plastic at the shore but that’s nothing compared to what floats in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, there is so much plastic there that it can be seen from space! If there is life out there, I bet they are not impressed. The plastic bags that end up in the ocean break down into small pieces that end up in the bellies of fish and all other creatures living in the ocean, they can’t digest it and therefore costing them their lives. Like this turtle below.
Source: National Geographic
So those are the bad news, the good news is that we are starting to wake up. Every year more and more countries join in the fight against plastic by banning or charging taxes on plastic bags. But we don’t have to wait for the governments to change the policies, we can make a change and take actions ourselves today! By banning plastic bags out of our lives for good! And that’s exactly what EcoRight Bags is here for, they offer a large array of sizes and designs of organic cotton bags that not only help you stay away from plastic but also carry out the message increasing awareness on this issue.
I have been using EcoRight for about a year now and I can tell you that they don’t only look good but they are sturdy enough to even carry my dog in it! In New York you are required to put your dog in a bag so that he can go in the Subway and he fit perfectly.
I always have a couple of different sizes in different places so that every time I need a bag they are there ready to go. I use them for groceries, to go to the park, small trips, pretty much everywhere. You can see a couple of my favourite ones here below.
The best part is that when you buy EcoRights you don’t have to feel guilty one bit, on the contrary you can be very proud of using their products as they are very transparent and tell you exactly where they make their bags. Not only their manufacturing is legal and ethical but also social and environmental, you can read all about it on their website. They believe and practice women empowerment and provide interest-free loans for the education of all their employees. To top it all since March 2018 all bags are wrapped in biodegradable packaging material, what else could you wish for?
EcoRight offers many designs and sizes and they even have tote-bags with zippers and small compartments inside for your valuables like the one below.
They ship worldwide, so what are you waiting for? Do something awesome by saying goodbye to single-use plastic bags for good today and order your EcoRight bag now at: