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DoYourBit is an organic cotton reusable bag company locally run in the UK that aims to put an end to the excessive amount of plastic packaging we find in shops and supermarkets like Tesco or Asda. The goal is to focus on package-free items which produce zero waste. From fruits and veg to bread or nuts, to be used for non-food items or also as gift wrap instead of using the disposable one time use stuff most people use nowadays – you can use these bags any way you wish!

Originally from Canada but now living in the UK, when I first moved here it came as a shock to me how much plastic there was and how few zero waste options there were. I began searching and it wasn’t even possible to buy produce bags locally. I had to order them online and have them shipped from elsewhere in Europe. Since then, I decided to start up DoYourBit with the hope of spreading the word of using less plastic disposables and creating change in a world where plastic is everywhere. My goal is to help everyone do THEIR bit to reduce the environmental impact they have on the planet.

Not only is DoYourBit a local company but the material is also locally sourced from a fair traded fabric company which helps us do our bit by buying locally as well! You can use these bags for everything; at the bakery, farmer’s markets, supermarkets etc. They are 100% handmade and machine washable.

Details:

  • Drawstring bag 34x28cm (with olive green cord)
  • Sets of 3 or 5 bags available

*Different bags sizes can be requested and custom-made for customers

For more information, you can visit DoYourBit at

FB @doyourbituk

Instagram @doyourbit.uk

Etsy doyourbit.etsy.com

Ebay ‘DoYourBit produce bags’

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You can find more reusable produce bags here

And check out our guide to buying food plastic free here…

Loose Food A to Z

Find out if a shop near you sells bulk food loose. This is stuff that that normally comes plastic packaged ie rice, pasta and salt. And yes these shops do exist in the U.K. There’s just not many of them. Heres a list of towns with shops selling loose food,  organised alphabetically.

Please note…

This post was written by the contributor and  is  a PfU.K. Directory submission.

And the Pf U.K. Directory is…?

…a directory of UK-based groups, organisations businesses and individuals who are responding to the problems presented by the misuse of plastic. That does not mean anti-plastic necessarily but certainly plastic-problem aware.

The DIRECTORY is to promote their fantastic work. Read more here…

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14 thoughts on “Do Your Bit Produce bags

  1. I’m new to zero waste but am inspired to do my bit. These produce bags would be awesome to help me on my journey. #saynotoplastic #save the environment #ditch the disposables

  2. These would be fab to encourage buying loose produce as at the moment certain products need a bag to keep them from going all over the place or getting damaged like mushrooms, nuts and grains. I’d be able to reduce the amount of single use packaging I use more easily.

  3. Getting rid of plastic packaging means we no longer have to pay extra for our food to subsidize for these harmful substances that can leach onto fatty foods and also pollute the soil we cultivate, the air we breathe and the water we drink.

  4. I love what DoYourBit is about, and it’s even better to see this happening in Northern Ireland!

  5. The bags are lovely, I’d be proud to show them off when shopping. It would be a great incentive for me to frequent the farmers markets a little more

  6. These bags are a brilliant and just what i have been looking for. Often when I’m at the supermarket buying fruit and veg i get so cross at the needless plastic packaging. I sometimes use the paper bags that are next to the mushrooms but this is less than ideal too

  7. I’ve been meaning to get some of these. They will be kept in with our large shopping bags and I will keep one in my handbag for on the go snacks I may buy.

  8. Hello, it’s a fabulous initiative to create awareness among the people to reduce plastic and look out for an alternative solutions. I reduced the use of plastic by taking cotton bags to shopping. I want to win this giveaway to give myself a producer bag and Pass on the other bags to two dear friends and try to reduce the use of plastic bags when they go for shopping in supermarkets.

  9. I pick my fruits and veggies in paper bags to avoid plastic but then the production of paper bags might not be great either. These bags would be perfect!

  10. I’d love this to visit my local weighhouse with! I’d like to banish plastic bags forever!

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