Frequently Asked Questions
They are made of recyclable plastic materials that fall in the following Category numbers:
#1 - Clear plastic like water bottles, straws, snack packs, etc., which are made of a material called PET (polyethylene terephthalate).
#2 - Opaque plastic bottles like milk and juice jugs, toiletry containers, etc., which are made of a material called HDPE (high-density polyethylene).
These categories are more recyclable than Categories 3-7. When purchasing products made with plastic, you can check the plastic category by looking for the number inside the chasing arrows symbol.
Our Eco Bags are made in Indonesia. Each bag is handwoven by local folks in the small villages of Java. These talented people earn a living through small businesses like us. We are a direct to the crafter community kind of busines with no middlemen or agents that add their extra fees.
We work with several communities to provide them with some livelihood as well as meet our production demands.
The local people of Indonesia collect plastic from the streets, beaches, establishments, riverways, trashcans, et., which they then bring to a collection center and are paid based on the weight.
The collection center delivers to a collective recycling plant, which in turn repurposes them into strips or sheets. The plant then sells these to manufacturers that add colors and designs to them, which they sell on to people that want to create producing using only plastic materials.
Absolutely! We use them at the supermarket and the beach, for traveling, for work stuff, for books, as a toys and supplies carrier or storage, as a mommy bag - basically, an everything and everyday kind of bag.
As a mother, Kristin especially likes that she can put her and her son's things in one bag. Kristin have also given the out to friends and family as gifts, who have all expressed their satisfaction and joy with using them, for various things, over years.