A few months ago I ordered a reusable bag from Biome Living, an Australian eco-friendly store. The reusable shopping bag folds up neatly into a pouch, and is meant to replace shopping bags like paper or plastic. I meant it to be a travel bag in Singapore, and it was incredibly useful – I could stash all my shopping loot in the bag and wear it, as opposed to commuting with so many bags hanging from my hands.
When I got back to the Philippines, I tried it in the neighborhood mall – I went shopping, and instead of receiving all my purchases in plastic bags, I asked the salesladies to give me the products (unwrapped) straight into my reusable bag. All of them obliged; many of them were surprised; but one of them said, “Good for you ma’am, you’re helping the environment.”
Which got me to thinking about purchasing these:
I saw them on Amazon. They’re a different brand, but they come in packs of three. I asked my mom if she’d be willing to use these instead of plastic bags when she went to the grocery, and she agreed. The catch is that you can’t choose multiple colors for a pack, and I like colors. So I was thinking.
If I ordered a bunch of these, in different colors, and sold the extra ones at P400 each, would anyone buy them? Would you? Would you be willing to go green with me? I’m not the type to buy and sell, but if I ever wanted to sell something to others, it would be something like this. (There are more colors here, if you’d like more choices.)