Lovin’ my Envirosax

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Long before the “No Plastic Bags” trend began, I had already been using the Envirosax.  Long before they started the “No Plastic Bags on Saturdays”, I had been carrying my own reusable shopping bags.  All the way from Malaysia to the States and back again.  Yeah, me and my reusable bags…they really go a long way :)

And now in Penang, it’s “No Plastic Bags every day”, so my handbag contains at least 2 or 3 rolled-up reusable shopping bags all the time.

Recently I had the opportunity to review the Envirosax.  Being a long-time user of the Envirosax, I was, of course, curious to find out how it had “evolved” over the years.  After all, Envirosax had been creating and producing reusable shopping bags since 2004!  Founded in Australia, the people behind Envirosax aim to protect the environment and create a greener earth for the future generation by providing an eco-friendly and (may I say) stylish alternative to the plastic bags we see every day.

I was a happy gal a few weeks ago when I received the ABC design Envirosax from the Envirosax Kids Series.  Now one thing you will notice about the Envirosax is that it comes in gorgeous prints!  I was totally wowed over and could not decide which one to choose at first.

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Check out my Designer Reusable Bag!

I have been using the Envirosax for a couple of months now, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love them! I was blessed to have won 2 of these shopping bags in a giveaway organized by Tiny Tapir a few months back, you see, and nowadays, I find every chance I can to use the bags when I go shopping.

For one, they are incredibly trendy. I have one in an orange hue and another one in a monochromatic black and white, so these pretty much allow me to effortlessly mix and match the bags with my outfits :) It really thrills me to no end when I tell the cashier, “No thanks, I don’t need a plastic bag for that,” and then I whip out my Envirosax and place my purchase in it.

Secondly, I love the extremely comfortable drop offered by the handles of the Envirosax. This really allows me to sling the bag over my shoulder, as opposed to lugging plastic bags with my fingers.

Well, I do admit that sometimes I do accept a few of the plastic bags that the supermarket packs the stuff I buy in, but more so because I want to separate the wet food items from the non-food items. For example, if I bought some fish and also some washing detergent, I would then separate my purchases and place them all into one Envirosax.

Another thing I love about the Envirosax is that they are mighty durable. And if they ever get soiled, I can easily just wipe or rinse them out with water. Also, it’s handy to carry one around in my handbag at all times because the design of the bag makes it so easy to fold and store in a compact manner.

I’m glad I am going green by using these reusable bags, because I know that I am contributing to a greener environment in my own personal way. And you know what? You can, too!

Here’s where you can get your hands on your own stylish reusable shopping bag, and believe me, there are other brands and designs to get you hooked too. Check them out here!

Photo credits: Envirosax

May 2008 Envirosax Giveaway!

Have you ever wanted to “GO GREEN”, be kind to the environment, but never got down to doing so?  Now, you can do so in a stylish and fashionable manner, by substituting your ugly frumpy plastic bags with these gorgeous alternatives.  They are reusable shopping bags, aptly named Envirosax, and come in a myriad of pretty designs and colors, so you can color-coordinate them with whatever you are wearing.  I know *I* would do that :P   I know there are many reusable shopping bags currently being sold in the market, but I have never seen any as attractive as these.  Check out the latest designs:

Besides looking funky and groovy, these Envirosax are durable and waterproof.  They are sold individually as well as in pouches of 5 folded Envirosax each.  Simply keep one or more of these in your handbag or car for ease of use whenever you need them.

Individual Envirosax prices begin from RM24.99 and the set of 5 Envirosax is retailing at RM105.01, and can be purchased from Tiny Tapir/Fem Choices.

Now, consider yourself lucky to have read this post of mine today, because the DiapersAsia forum is currently running a lucky draw from now till May 7 2008.  Check out the contest details here and who knows, you might just be the lucky winner who walks away with a set of 5 Envirosax of your choice!  So start cracking today and enter now for your chance at your first step towards a greener earth.  Oh, and you can even refer your friends to enter this draw, because the top referrer will win an Envirosax too!  So if you enter because you read this post, don’t forget to mention that the Giddy Tigress sent you!  *wink*