Look Good While You Do Good with @MyBaguse

Our planet is our home. It's what sustains life and too often its taken for granted. In light of #PlasticfFreeJuly , I have decided to reduce the amount of plastic I use as well as purchase.

Any step will make a difference, whether you no longer use plastic straws, bringing shopping bags with you when you go shopping to avoid purchasing bags or simply using recycling bins, you are making a difference.

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We want to sustain this planet for future generations and we need to start now with sustainable use of materials.

Did You Know:

  • According to Pick n Pay, the average lifespan of a reusable bag can equate to over 700 disposable plastic bags.

  • In the past year, the Shoprite Group, which represents both Shoprite and Checkers, sold 700 million plastic bags made from 100% post-consumer recycled material, diverting 7,000 tons of plastic from landfill.

  • An estimated two million bags are thrown away every minute globally, and just 5% of people re-using plastic bags that are used for an average of 12 minutes.

  • According to waste management only 1% of plastic bags are returned for recycling and up to 80% of ocean plastic pollution is from land.

I recently discovered my MyBaguse, which is a brand that makes high-quality and stylish reusable foldable bags

The concept was created by Jade Du Toit on a family holiday up the West Coast of South Africa. After walking the beach with her young son and daughter and seeing the amount of plastic built up, she went on a search to find a reusable tote bag that was aesthetically pleasing, durable and compact.

With no luck finding what she was looking for, she decided to make the bag she envisioned herself with the aim to make bags that for full many needs, are well-designed, as affordable as possible and produced in a way that’s mindful of the environment.

These bags are made from 40% recycled nylon sourced from pre-consumer waste. They hold 2 to 3 plastic bags worth of goods and are great for many activities and outings such as grocery shopping, a trip to the beach or even an overnight stay at a family or friend.

They are your sustainable companion for any of your daily activities. these trendy and stylish bags are machine washable, line dry able and fold into a small pouch for easy storage and access. ‘They fit perfectly into the side of a handbag and are easy to access when out and about shopping, visiting the pool or browsing at the market.’

MyBaguse bags can be purchased online from www.mybaguse.com and will be available at your local retailer soon.

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