Review: 1 Bag at a Time Standard Shopping Bag

Here’s the first bag that I tried and tested in my series of reusable bag reviews. Check out 1 Bag at a Time, a woman-owned business (Ms. Lisa Foster) based in Los Angeles, CA.

I tested their black Standard Shopping Bag this weekend when we went grocery shopping.

Here are some basic info on the bag itself:
– made of 100% polypropylene
– dimensions: 14″H x 12″W x 8″ gusset
– machine washable

Now here’s what I think: the bag is well-made, and yes, based on the material, it will be easy to clean. Happily, it also comes in different colors. It’s wide, so putting in your items shouldn’t be an exercise in desperation. Even their product tag has something to say. A smart move. The shopping bag is similar to the Stop and Shop reusable bag that I frequently use, which made me wonder if 1 Bag at a Time supplies Stop and Shop with their bags.

According to their website:

“# Each bag holds the equivalent load of 3-4 plastic bags or 2 paper bags.
# 4 or 5 of our bags will hold the contents of a completely filled grocery cart.”

I didn’t try to put 4 plastic bags’ worth of groceries inside, but I did put in one box of 12 oz Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, one box of 16.5 oz Cocoa Krispies, one container of 42 oz Oats, and 2 loaves of bread. They all fit inside.

1 Bag at a Time also offers a 100% Organic Jute Shopping Bag (organic AND biodegradable). They even advise customers to plant it in their gardens after the bag has outlived its usefulness. Really interesting. It makes me want to try it.

Good job, 1 Bag at a Time for your Standard Shopping Bag!

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