Envirosax Review And Giveaway

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Here’s some facts about single use grocery shopping bags that you might not know.

  • Approximately 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year. That’s more than 1,200 bags per US resident, per year. Approximately 100 billion of the 380 billion are plastic shopping bags. An estimated 12 million barrels of oil is required to make that many plastic bags.
  • Americans consume more than 10 billion paper bags per year. Approximately 14 million trees are cut down every year for paper bag production. Only 1 to 2% of plastic bags in the USA end up getting recycled.

I was a part of that statistic. I used plastic shopping bags for years. Yes I did reuse them until they couldn’t be reused anymore and then I recycled them, but the damage was still done. Thanks to reusable bags such as those from Envirosax I have decreased my plastic bag consumption drastically.

From the website – Chic, inexpensive and compact, Envirosax® environmentally friendly shopping bags carry the message of re-use to a world ready to embrace a brighter ecological future.

Envirosax was founded by Belinda and Mark David-Tooze in 2004 and is located in South East Queensland, Australia. They dream of a better future for the planet, helped by the use of their reusable shopping bags. Envirosax is committed to operating on ecologically sustainable principles and uses renewable and recyclable products wherever possible.

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I received two Envirosax for this review. Each 1.4 ounce bag stores in its own pouch at an amazingly small size of 4″ x 1.5″. One bag unrolled is 19.5″ x 16.5″ and can hold up to 44 pounds.  They are hand washable.

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The bag sure did hold a lot. Here’s a photo of what I had in the bag, and there was still lots of room to spare. Had I ought a typical regular order I could have doubled the contents of the bag easily. The bag didn’t seem all that heavy and was easy to hold with the thick, sturdy straps.

envirosax bag contents

I was surprised at how small the bag is when it’s all folded up. I liked that the bag has a built in strap with a snap to hold it closed after folding it up. I love that the bag is available in dozens of colors and patterns, with something for every taste or personality. I felt really good using the Envirosax bag because I was using less single use plastic bags and because they’re sturdier than plastic bags. If you’ve ever had a single use plastic bag rip or get a hold and dump your food all over the ground then you understand why I like the sturdiness of the Envirosax bag.

Envirosax bags could be used for grocery shopping, trips to the beach or almost anything. The bags are affordable and would make a great gift for yourself or anyone you know. Envirosax reusable bags are available to purchase in singles and five packs online at www.envirosax.com.

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One winner will receive an Envirosax reusable bag in the Candy 2 design shown above.

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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71 comments

pat. October 25, 2009 - 12:45 am

The downsides to these are often costs and how many handles rip out. Also some sanitary concerns.

Nancy October 25, 2009 - 3:53 am

There’s so many to choose from that I had trouble limiting my choice to one. I finally settled on Bamboo Bag 5. Thanks for the review. The timing is great. My birthday is 11/03. What a great birthday gift this would make!

Kathy October 25, 2009 - 4:00 am

I too had a hard time choosing just one-I thought the retro kitchen ones and the animal planet ones were cutest. Since I am a dog lover I guess animal planet bag 5 is my fav.:)

Julie L October 25, 2009 - 11:46 am

I like the Flora 2 bag

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Marj M. October 25, 2009 - 12:26 pm

I love Greengrocer Series. It has the Aubergine, Blueberry and Apple. I adore the one you are giving away since I love Purple.

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Marj M. October 25, 2009 - 12:27 pm

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Kristin October 25, 2009 - 12:30 pm

I like the Linen Bag 5, its an owl! Love it!

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michelle rosborough October 25, 2009 - 8:20 pm

Retro Graphic Bag 3

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Valerie October 26, 2009 - 8:39 am

I like the Candy Bag 5 the best.

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Birdie S. October 26, 2009 - 9:05 am

I like The Flower Power Bag

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I really like the La Boheme Pouch set… I’d choice any one from that set:)

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Debb October 27, 2009 - 1:34 pm

I like how the bag folds up, it is easy to carry. You can find some on keychains now. I just love it.

Rebecca Orr October 27, 2009 - 9:17 pm

after looking at them all, there really isn’t one that i dislike…but if i had to pick…i would say that the animal planet bag 4 is a fav.
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Naomi P October 29, 2009 - 1:23 am

I really like the La Boheme Bag 5

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Betty October 31, 2009 - 6:22 pm

Planet Green bag 4 is calling my name

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Benita G. October 31, 2009 - 8:03 pm

I like La Boheme #5.

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Justine October 31, 2009 - 8:16 pm

My favorite is La Boheme Bag 4.

Krista November 1, 2009 - 12:50 am

My favorite is the La Boheme bag #4!

Susan November 1, 2009 - 1:47 am

Sorry was supposed to do this first!!

I like the Flora series of the Envirosax

Gloria C-H November 1, 2009 - 12:49 pm

Love the owl desing

Cheryl November 1, 2009 - 9:05 pm

They were all nice and it was hard to pick just one but I would choose from the Retro Graphic Series ~ I liked the design bag 3

JenniferB November 1, 2009 - 9:20 pm

I like the mikado bag 5

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Noreen November 3, 2009 - 2:29 am

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Naddez November 3, 2009 - 5:50 pm

I like the Flora Bag 5. Cute!!

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Tracey C November 3, 2009 - 11:27 pm

I really liked the rabbit kids bag called “marshmallow” because my daughter would completely adore this one! It is so cute!

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