Eco Silk bags are available in a range of colours.
If your chosen colour is not available at the time of ordering we will provide you with the option of placing the item on back order or choosing another colour.
Convenient, reusable carry bags that can be used for shopping or leisure. A stylish, long wearing, versatile alternative to plastic bags
- Light and compact, fitting into any handbag or pocket
- Incredibly strong, easily carrying up to 13 kilos
Various colours available. They come in a plain design or with a stylish rosette. Please provide a list of preferences in the instruction section of the shopping cart. If any of your preferences are not in stock we will provide options via email or phone and will advise of an expected delivery date.
Eco Values: Responsible plus designed with a Recycling Program
- Lasting a minimum of 5 years, thereby eliminating many hundreds of plastic bags in their life cycle
- Made from endlessly recyclable 100% nylon parachute silk
- 100% Australian designed and owned - made overseas in a sweatshop free enterprise
Plastic Bag Facts
- Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags a year, that's over 10 million new bags being used every day
- An estimated 3.76 billion bags are disposed of in landfill sites throughout Australia every year
- Australians dump 7,150 recyclable plastic bags into landfills every minute or 429,000 bags every hour
- It is estimated that around 50 million bags enter the Australian litter stream every year. Unless they are collected, they remain in the environment and accumulate at a staggering rate. If these 50 million plastic bags were made into a single plastic sheet, it would be big enough to cover the Melbourne CBD
- Australians are the second highest producers of waste, per person, in the world with each of us sending over 690 kilograms of waste to landfill each year (the United States is the highest waste producer). On average, all Australian capital cities will reach their present landfill capacity by 2010
- Many thousands of marine mammals and seabirds die every year around the world as a result of plastic litter. When the animal dies and decays the plastic is free again to repeat the deadly cycle. There are 2 major reasons that plastic bags are particularly problematic in the litter stream:
1. They last from 20 - 1 000 years
2. They escape and float easily in air and water, travelling long distances
- Currently, only 3% per cent of plastic bags used in Australia are recycled.
(Source: Clean Up Australia)