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Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby cyprusmoira » November 8th, 2019, 11:10 am

Yesterday I was at the check out at our local supermarket, the couple in front of me had put their vegetables in a draw string net bag instead of the usual light weight plastic bags provided. Although he spoke English he was obviously foreign. Has anyone else seen these bags. I checked the Lake land site and can find nothing there
Is this a European idea, possibly German or Dutch?

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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby northleedsbhoy » November 8th, 2019, 11:12 am

They have them in Sainsbury’s, 30p each.

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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby Suelle » November 8th, 2019, 11:27 am

northleedsbhoy wrote:They have them in Sainsbury’s, 30p each.

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Sainsbury's only has these types of bags for loose produce now - no plastic bags at all, although they still have paper bags at the mushroom area, I think.

I think it's a good idea in principle, but it's quite a hefty initial cost if you buy a lot of loose produce - I wonder if some people have switched from loose to pre-packed to avoid the cost.

Waitrose have gone down the route of using fully degradable/compostable bags but I've yet to find out how many my compost will cope with.
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby scullion » November 8th, 2019, 11:28 am

they also have them in lidl - two for 59p (i think) but i made a load from some organza i had, with a thin, parachute cord drawstring and sliding button closure.
you could get quite a few out of an old net curtain (if you had one) of whatever size you wanted/needed.
i made mine a few weeks before they started appearing in the shops and people kept stopping me to ask where i'd got them.
unfortunately the people who i see using more of the plastic wrapped stuff and umpteen bags for stuff like bananas (why‽) the most are the older generation - 60/70 plus.
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby hickybank » November 8th, 2019, 12:39 pm

I have bought a couple of these bags from Sainsbury's, they are good but overpriced at 30p as already mentioned.
You can always take your veg to the till loose, then pop them all in the same bag & separate when you get home
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby earthmaiden » November 8th, 2019, 1:11 pm

I was given some as a present some years ago, it was a pack with several in it which fold away back into a little handbag pack afterwards. I must look them out. I'm pleased to see them on sale on shops now.
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby WWordsworth » November 8th, 2019, 1:41 pm

I don't bother to wrap the loose stuff, straight into the trolley.
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby earthmaiden » November 8th, 2019, 2:40 pm

It's when it's something like sprouts that to take them to the counter loose becomes a bit trying :).
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby Seatallan » November 8th, 2019, 4:11 pm

I have one of the Sainsbury's bags although I've taken to using it mainly for storing mushrooms. It's just right for that.

They still provide paper bags in the bread rolls/pastries bit.
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby miss mouse » November 9th, 2019, 10:10 am

hickybank wrote:You can always take your veg to the till loose, then pop them all in the same bag & separate when you get home


Keep the bananas separate from the rest though.
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby hickybank » November 9th, 2019, 10:32 am

miss mouse wrote:
hickybank wrote:You can always take your veg to the till loose, then pop them all in the same bag & separate when you get home


Keep the bananas separate from the rest though.

I am safe with that one as Bananas are my nemesis, I cannot even pick one up, I once tried a very small piece as Ann said it was all in my mind.
The result was I immediately threw up.
I put such things as Carrot's. Courgettes, Pepper's, etc in the same bag after being weighed at the till.
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby miss mouse » November 9th, 2019, 2:22 pm

hickybank wrote:I am safe with that one as Bananas are my nemesis, I cannot even pick one up,


Oh dear, oddly they reduce many sturdy souls to jelly which the rest of us find very funny.
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby hickybank » November 9th, 2019, 2:33 pm

miss mouse wrote:
hickybank wrote:I am safe with that one as Bananas are my nemesis, I cannot even pick one up,


Oh dear, oddly they reduce many sturdy souls to jelly which the rest of us find very funny.


I know it is weird (I have been called that a few times :lol: :lol: :lol: )
Shall I come round & eat one on your best carpet :scared: :scared: :scared:
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby miss mouse » November 9th, 2019, 3:07 pm

No need, we have a banana barf person in the family. I still think it is funny though.
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby KC2 » November 9th, 2019, 6:26 pm

scullion wrote:they also have them in lidl - two for 59p (i think)


Seatallan wrote:I have one of the Sainsbury's bags although I've taken to using it mainly for storing mushrooms. It's just right for that.



Has anyone seen both? Since they seem to cost pretty much the same, which would you recommend?
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby hickybank » November 9th, 2019, 8:38 pm

There are lots to choose from on E Bay
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby hickybank » November 9th, 2019, 8:38 pm

There are lots to choose from on E Bay
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby WWordsworth » November 9th, 2019, 8:54 pm

But is any bag necessary, other than for sprouts or mushrooms and the like?
Surely carrots, onions, peppers, apples, oranges etc do not need to be wrapped.
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby hickybank » November 9th, 2019, 10:01 pm

I think it is supermarket driven, as a way to get you through the tills ASAP, the quicker they get you through then he more profit for them, unlike the old high street fruit & veg shops when service came before speed
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Re: Reusable fruit/veg bags

Postby WWordsworth » November 9th, 2019, 10:06 pm

Sorry Hicky, I don't really understand.
Just don't use the bags.
Simple.
I haven't used them, or carrier bags, for decades.
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