These shopping bags to help turtles are ethically sourced, designed to help our five species (including leatherback turtles). These creatures have been around over 100 million years. These bags are sold in various colours, and have short or long handles (better for hanging over a pushchair or wheelchair). Made with GOTS-certified organic cotton, they are strong and durable and can hold up to 40kg.
Recent research has found that supermarket ‘bags for life’ are more like ‘bags for a week’, as they don’t last that long. And most also don’t fold down like this one, so you are less likely to keep it handy in your bag or glovebox. A report found that the carbon footprint of one of the supermarket ‘thicker plastic bags’ is not much better.
About the Maker
Turtle Bags is a company that was founded in 2004, in response to the lack of ethically sourced reusable shopping bags. Loving the turtles that venture around our waters (and increasingly mistaking our rubbish for jellyfish), the company wanted to help our leatherback and other turtles, which have been around for 100 million years.