There are very few reasons NOT to use canvas grocery bags every time you go shopping. Plastic bags have very much outlived their popularity.
Every time one turns up in the garbage or as litter, people tend to feel a bit guilty; however, they still do turn up because, once they are created, they take hundreds of years to degrade. In that time, they harm marine animals and sea turtles which are becoming endangered species.
If that reason is not compelling enough, then let’s consider some other reasons to use canvas grocery bags more often.
They are reusable
This is the biggest and best reason to use the canvas grocery bags. You can always have a grocery bag with you, so you never need to worry about being caught without. The designs of the bags are made to be useful, sanitary, and clean. They are strong, and that means that, whether they are being tossed in the trunk of the car or worn over the shoulder like a tote bag, the canvas grocery bags will not let you down.
They make great promotional items
When promoters or charities or businesses see that canvas grocery bags are a hot item, they will offer better quality bags as promotional items. Stores often use bags to bring in the customers. In addition, they are more likely to provide reusable bags instead of the flimsy plastic bags they used in the past. The canvas grocery bags are always wanted, and they are better for stores, too.
They do more than they need to do
Not everyone can go grocery shopping in an SUV. Even if they can, they probably would prefer to walk sometimes! Another benefit to having convenient, reusable canvas grocery bags is that they come in different sizes, and they have pockets inside to carry bottles and keep things protected and cushioned.
Those who use them can always grab one and go for a walk to the store and back home again without worrying that they will be without anything that they need. The handles are strong, and they usually come in basic colors, so there is no need to worry that they won’t match an outfit.
They are clean
One wonderful thing about canvas grocery bags is that they can be thrown in the washing machine and cleaned up easily. If the bag does get damaged somehow (they don’t last forever) they can be repurposed or just thrown away. They will not fill up the landfill and last for hundreds of years, like plastic bags.
You didn’t buy them to let them go to waste!
The more the reusable grocery bags are used, the more uses that you will notice for them, and the more they will come into their purpose. No more waste and no more worry. There is always a purpose for canvas grocery bags, after all.