Why Choose Kind Bags?
Written by Hazel Barraclough
Charging for plastic carrier bags was meant to end our reliance on harmful single-use materials, and make way for a new, greener way of shopping but so-called “bags for life” are anything but. Too many consumers are buying plastic bags and they are being thrown away or forgotten about in the depths of our cupboard. How can we resolve this problem when we have forgotten our bags? Say “No, I do not need a bag, I have my handy pocket sized King Bag that holds a surprising amount of shopping”!
What are Kind Bags?
Kind Bag is a small, young, and passionate company based in Hackney, London, established in 2019. They create sustainable accessories uniquely designed to combat plastic pollution and drive change in the fashion industry.
Kind Bags are designed with longevity in mind. Each bag has wide handles for extra comfort and can hold up to a whopping 20kg, which is about 3 times a plastic bag for life’s capacity, all because of its wide bottom.
What makes them sustainable?
Each Kind Bag is made using 100% recycled plastic bottles (6 bottles for the medium-sized bags to be exact), thus rescuing them from being chucked into landfill and our oceans. Once they come to the end of their life they can then be recycled, making them the perfect alternative to single-use plastic carrier bags.
Why choose Kind Bags over the cheaper non-sustainable alternative?
According to the latest figures from Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency, supermarkets sold 1.58 billion heavier plastic bags for life in 2019 alone or 57 per household in the UK.
Charging for plastic bags at the supermarket checkout has not been enough to encourage shoppers to tackle plastic waste. Single plastic bags have an average life of only 15 mins and then take 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill. Unfortunately, the bags don’t break down completely but instead photo-degrade, becoming microplastics that absorb toxins and continue to pollute the environment.
By choosing Kind Bags you are not adding to the plastic problem, you are helping to clean up and protect the planet. The company turns waste into beautiful, reusable, and 100% recyclable bags to help you be a little kinder to the Earth.
Why choose this over other sustainable alternatives?
Compared to compostable or paper bags Kind Bags are designed to be used over and over, the bag has wider straps to distribute the weight on your shoulder. The wide bottom means it can carry a lot more than it looks. Kind Bag can fit the capacity of 2-3 regular plastic bags!
What makes them unique is that Kind Bag rescues plastic bottles from going to landfill and turn this waste into beautiful, reusable and 100% recyclable bags.
On top of all that, 10% of Kind Bag’s profits are donated to the Just One Ocean charity – another way of doing good for the planet.
Why not try them out for yourselves and discover a stylish and practical bag that is clearing the ocean, 6 plastic bottles at a time. If you want to save even more, join Home Club for a discounted price. A minute to join, a lifetime of impact. We’re in, are you?
Kind Bag Reusable Shopping Bag | 100% Recycled | Palms Print
Kind Bag Reusable Shopping Bag | 100% Recycled | Recycle Print
Kind Bag Reusable Shopping Bag | 100% Recycled | Galaxy Marble Print