Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, and 7% of total U.S. oil consumption is used for making new plastic. Recycling is part of the solution, but buying reusable and recycled products is part of the bigger picture. Reusable bags made from recycled materials, like SmartCycle PCR Polyester mesh are a smart way to consume less. The colorful bottle print brings awareness to the issue and makes a great conversation starter.
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Dimensions Open: 12"x19"x6.5" Pouch: 3"x5" 1.3 oz
Design & Functionality A full-sized grocery bag that folds into its own tiny, attached pouch. Similar in shape and size to a disposable plastic shopping bag, SmartCycle bags have plenty of room for groceries. The handles fit over supermarket checkout frames, so baggers love them. Keep a few in your purse or glove box for unexpected shopping trips.
Materials SmartCycle PCR Polyester mesh is a lightweight, compact mesh polyester material made from 100% recycled bottles. Not only is this material made from recycled materials, but it's also easy to clean and extra strong, with a lifecycle of over 15 years. Each bag is made with approximately the same amount of polyester (PETE) as a one-liter bottle.
Sustainability This bag can help you eliminate thousands of plastic bags over its lifetime, and choosing products made from recycled materials promotes a more sustainable path for plastic. Our wide range of reusable bags are built to last, which saves both money and natural resources.
About SmartCycle The SmartCycle vision is that of a world in which plastic packaging is not seen as a waste, but rather, as a resource. With products ranging from food containers to reusable shopping bags, their smart containers not only save energy, but they also support the collection and reuse of recyclable items.
I like the design, size and convenience of these bags. It is nice to have a bag that can be used at any store. No more box in my trunk full of every store's bags, taking up extra space and needing to be sorted through each time I shop.
These bags are so light yet amazingly strong. My only complaint is the awkward manner in which they "fold" or stuff into the pocket when not in use: they're so flimsy that they don't always stay compacted in the pocket itself. The pocket design appears to need a little work: it just kind of hangs off to the side when the bag is opened and filled with items. Nice graphics on the bag material.
At first I thought the bags were too small, but once I used them at the store, I realized that they are not only the same size but also as malleable and strong as those plastic bags you get from the grocery store. Plus, they're prettier than the picture . I have gotten lots of compliments from Cashiers. When I fold them into their pockets, they fit neatly in my purse so I don't have to worry so much about having my bags at the grocery store.
I love these bags but I decided to make a modification. On each of the handles, I put 2 bright orange button holes on either side of each handle at the same spot as the regular grocery store plastic disposable have slits. That way these bags can hang on the metal arms of the framework that holds the plastic bags. I also used little pieces of round shoe laces to create loops to hold the bag to the center catch.
This is, easily, one of my favorite reusable shopping bags. The bag is compact, lightweight yet extremely sturdy, and easy to fold. The plastic bottle pattern is an attention-grabber -- I get tons of compliments on this one! An elderly co-worker of mine even wanted me to order one for her to keep in her purse!
I bought 7 of these as gifts for graduating seniors. (I filled them with other "green" products that they could use over the summer and in college). I did keep one for myself. They are great bags that can be carried in a purse or glove compartment for shopping trips. I use mine all the time. Great bag, great value!
I first reviewed these bags shortly after I got them. Following up now to say they've held up exceptionally well, are very compact and very easy to refold into the little pocket. I keep 3 in the side pocket of my car door along with my other stuff, and toss them in my purse before going into the grocery store, or just about any store. People comment on how they're pretty ("What are those?"), not realizing the print design shows used plastic bottles. They wash and dry easily, so they stay clean. They hold a lot and are much stronger than they look.... though, I still wish they were a bit bigger, and knitted to have a bit more give to the fabric (again, only because I have my old Acme Workhorse mesh bag to compare it to). Because of the good looks, though, I am more willing to use them in stores other than the grocery. All in all, they've been excellent bags!
I purchased this bag because it had longer handles plus it has a picture on it. It's just fun. People always ask me about this bag. It's very durable, lightweight and is easy to clean. I don't really understand the inside pocket, I don't see how it can be used for anything.
These are just the right size/shape to hang on the self-check bag holders and never fail to attract attention. So glad I bought ten so I can give to friends and family when they see them. Easy to keep tucked in purse or pocket and hold a lot. I'm glad there is no seam across the bottom. Other bags have started to pull apart at bottom seam so I have high hopes for these bags lasting a long time.
LOVE the bags - I carry 3 with me & they fold up so easily & tuck neatly into my purse. I've had others that are bulkier & so therefore aren't as feasible, which means I was never using them! As far as size & weight capability, last wk I had a 5# bag of Flour, 2 big cans of Soup, 2 jars of Salsa & had room for more...so they also are made very well. Great for gifts!
This is a great shopping bag. It's light and folds compact. It's mesh so it dries fast. And I love the pattern of plastic bottles, because that's exactly what it used to be. Sturdy and cute, what more could you want? OK, I do like the bags with shoulder straps. But this is at least a 4 or 4 1/2 star bag. I have even gotten comments and compliments from cashiers.
I purchased this bag simply because of the wonderful FUN FACT that they are made from plastic bottles! Whenever I use it, I share this fact and I love the reactions. Great Product. A bit on the small size, wish it also came in a bigger size.
I'm a teacher with a school dedicated to learning about and promoting reuseable bags. Our K-8 students were smitten with this bag. They loved that it was made out of bottles and had a bottle imprint on it. I personally find it a small bag and prefer a larger one I can throw over my shoulder, like Envirosax, but this is a fun product.
My husband just won't use the big "freebie" bags I have lying around, and he gets about 50% of the groceries. These bags are so light and compact that he will actually use them. Wish I'd bought more of them. Eventually, I will.
I gave these out at a shower as a party favor and they were a HIT!! The design is subtle, artistic and makes the point that recycled can be beautiful, not just functional. The mesh fabric is actually very nice, and lends itself to some additional uses that I wouldn't use the regular reusable bags for. For the money, this is a great way to introduce friends and co-workers to the fun and ease of BYOB. I'm thinking of trying this for our office group as well!! Great find. . . .
This is my favorite small reusable shopping bag because: 1) it's very strong and roomy 2) it has a square bottom, making it easy to load up 3) it folds flat and easily tucks into my purse or pocket and 4) when clerks (especially young ones) comment on it, "That's cute!" and I ask them to guess what it's made of, they're astounded that it's from recycled plastic bottles - a little teachable moment there! The only downside to the bag? My husband won't use it because "it's too girly for me." That's OK; I've just gotten him into using my old mesh zippered lingerie bags for loose produce. One step at a time...
I have so many reusable bags that I have collected for free that I hesitated to purchase one, however I needed one compact enough to fit in my purse, as I always find myself purchasing things here and there and being caught without a bag and having to take home one of the store plastic bags. Yuck! This one is perfect. It weighs practically nothing and folds up into a tiny pouch. I get it out at the market, and fold it back up and put it into my purse once I get home. Its so handy it has become my favorite bag. The design is cute too- it is plastic bottles, but it has a nice bright floral look. Love it! Well worth the price!
I got 3 of these SmartCycle bags because the ACME Workhorse mesh bags have been out of stock for some time, and I needed new bags.... They're really well made, easy to fold back up into their pouch, and look nice. So far they've been great to use, too. However... I really prefer the ACME bags I bought a couple of years ago because the mesh fabric has a lot more "give" to it and they're deeper and hold more stuff than this SmartCycle bag - their shape is just designed better. However, I like the color of the SmartCycle bag and the fact that it's made out of recycled materials, and I use them for many different things. When I pack stuff into them at the grocery store, though, the stuff is more likely to start falling out the top, toppling over, etc., than with the ACME bags. If I'd never had my ACME bags to compare these to, I'd probably be a lot more positive, but alas...
I keep this bag in my glove compartment for those days when I make unexpected trips to the store. It has really exceeded my expectations! I cannot believe how much you can actually stuff in one of these. Also, I love how the bag is made from plastic bottles and they make a great conversational piece where I can tell people about the importance and ease of using reusable bags. I definitely plan to pick up at least one more of these on my next order.
Size/weight make these bags perfect to keep in my purse all the time. My grocery likes them because they're the same size/style as the store's plastic bags but stronger! Bags refold and store in seconds in their own [attached] pouch. Best bags I've found!
A very lovely bag, indeed! I love the image printed on the bag. Everybody assumes it's impressionistic art at first :) One thing I'd improve: The mini bag that holds the rest of the bag needs a tiny bit of elastic. If there were a little elastic on the rim, the bag would stuff more quickly and stay stuffed longer. I might get out a needle and thread and set mine up like that, because this lightweight bag will be used for years!
This is a nice little spin on packable bags. Because it's mesh, it's very light and squashable, even though it doesn't fold up as small as some others. The bottle print makes it a bit more cheery, and I have a feeling the mesh will make it good for beach, etc where drainage is a plus.
This is probably the prettiest reusable bag that I own. I know that's not the point of having these bags, and I really do like that I've nearly eliminated all plastic and paper bags from stores by using the reusable bags, but it's an added bonus to have a bag that is so attractive. The plastic bottle design looks like an abstract painting until you get closer for more detail. I've only used this bag 4 times since I received it, and people in stores have commented on it and asked me where I got it each and every time I've used it. Plus, this is so light weight, and it fits quite easily in my purse or work bag so I don't forget it. Love it!
I like this for basic use for trips. I use it for snacks for long car ride. Or to carry something to the beach. It's mesh like and sand falls out. It is sturdy and is similar to plastic bag shape. I recommend it for daily activities or small shopping.
I liked the concept and the price. I got two and have kept one in my bag all of the time. I think they smell at first, but are fine after a wash. They look delicate, but they can handle a full bag of groceries. Compact and can fit over the handles of my stroller. All good!
Love my reusable bags! These bags were a great value, stylish, and on sale! How can you go wrong? The order was shipped promptly, and the customer service team were courteous and friendly, and I have had lots of questions at the checkout about where I got my unique shopping bags. Thanks for a great product!
I bought four and would like more! This is my favorite shopping bag for groceries. The shape and size are the same as a typical plastic bag at the grocery store. I have received compliments from cashiers when I pull out these bags. They are made of an airy mesh fabric with a subtle bottle print on them. Pro: You can easily see the contents within the bag. Con: The bags will not contain a spill. I can easily stuff one in my pocket when shopping. The price makes these a bargain!
I bought a couple of these bags in November, and they are my favorites! And I receive compliments about them all the time. These bags are not bulky and can be slipped into my purse without being folded up. But I must say that I have become quite adept at folding them back into their little pouch that it's a become a relaxing routine for me now. I definitely recommend this bag and hope that they are not being discontinued for any reason.
I've had these for a few weeks now. They seem to stand up to heavy loads and the bottles printed on them are cute. The only thing I don't like is their storage pouch. It's too large and, as a result, the bad doesn't stay packed away nicely.
Love these. Lightweight, easy to fold, cute pattern. I find it helpful that they're semi-sheer, so I can see what's in them. They're smaller than grocery bags and you can't put them over your shoulder, but they'll work for buying produce by weight and they're great for all the times I didn't expect to need a bag.
5.0 A group of my friends get together for dinner peri
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A group of my friends get together for dinner periodically. When a one showed the group one of your shopping bags, we were so impressed that we all decided to get an order ready. When we received them we realized they would be a great gift to share with our family and friends. So we are placing another order for even more. I got mine in time to take on a trip to Paris where I used them several times. They were so handy to keep in my purse incase there was a need for a comfortable tote. It is great product, and the bonus is that they are recycled material. Glad we found you! Jennifer Sixt
love love love these bags. i originally ordered 2 of them to see how they would hold up and i could not have been more pleased. i managed to carry a gallon of milk and a half gallon of orange juice in the same bag with no problem. thankful to my son for helping our household GO GREEN. will be ordering some more of these for our household and will be giving one away to everyone at christmas time.
5.0 These are absolutely the best bags I've ever used
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These are absolutely the best bags I've ever used. They are easy to fold up and I can fit several of them in my purse to have readily available each time I am at the store. They are strong and durable. I plan to buy more to send with my daughter as she goes off to college this fall.
I love these bags! They fit on the hooks at the store.They are strong and hold alot of merchandise.I bought a few extra on my first order to give to some eco friendly friends. Everyone loved them so I ordered a few more to give away.There are alot of bags on the market but since they are made from used plastic bottles they are a great choice.
5.0 First I purchased 2 smart cycle bags and I really
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First I purchased 2 smart cycle bags and I really liked them, so I purchased 4 more. They are different than anything else out there. I love the fact that they are made of recycled bottles, and the design is nice. I receive many positive comments on these bags. Store cashiers also like them as they fit on the hooks. I love how compact they are. I would recommend them to everyone!
4.0 I love everything about this bag -- large size, co
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I love everything about this bag -- large size, compact folded size, light weight, completely upcycled material -- except the craftsmanship of the bag itself. The stitching is done with a Surger machine (so there's threads hanging out at many of the ends, etc.), and with the weave of the fabric, I just don't see it holding up as long as if the company had put the thought into manufacturing that they did into the concept. Too bad, because then it might be my new favorite bag. On the other hand, it certainly as held up so far -- and everything else about it is great. Just wish there was a bit more quality in the manufacturing. Pros: Size, weight, material, handles (they don't cut into my hands!), folds down nicely Cons: A bit cheap on the stitching
These bags are absolutely wonderful. They are the perfect size, lightweight and strong. Convenient enough that even my husband, who doesn't like to mess with some of the larger totes, happily grabs up a few of these on his way to the store. They are cute, too - the very first day that I used them I had people behind me in the checkout line asking where they could purchase some.
I love this bag! It is very sturdy and lightweight, and perfect for keeping in your purse for quick trips to the drugstore or times when you aren't prepared with your stack of less portable bags. I wasn't sure about how busy the design would be, but you have to look for it. It is very pretty and looks like a watercolor. A clerk at a store tried to ring it up because she thought it was a scarf! I highly recommended!
I absolutely love my new bags. The colorful plastic bottle design and the fact that they are made from recycled bottles is initially why I chose them. They are roughly the same size aa a plastic shopping bag, but seem to hold so much more. They are very sturdy and the handles do not cut into your hands like a typical plastic bag. I like how compact they are when not in use. They are great and I highly recommend them.
5.0 We bought two bags made from cans and have the can
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We bought two bags made from cans and have the can theme on them. They have prooved to be very handy and we are glad to tell where we got them. I find they are just the right size and are not too large.
5.0 I am very pleased with this product due the its' c
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I am very pleased with this product due the its' compactness and how lightweight it is. It's easy to keep in my purse. I am training myself to use recyclable bags, but often forget and leave them in the car. With this bag it is right there when I need it. I love the fact that they are using plastic bottles to make them. Hurray! I kept one and gave one to a friend who wants to live "greener".
This shopping bag is my favorite! I have purchased 2 already, and am purchasing more today. It is really strong, and so easily folds back into it's attached little pouch, which is also the perfect hook-thingie for those carousels the plastic grocery bags at the stores go on, so it's EASY to bag your groceries, or have the clerk do it. I love how compact it is when not in use, as I'm not a 'big purse' kind of girl, and can still easily fit 2 of these in my purse at all times! The print makes it all the more fun.
5.0 These bags are really nice compared to some of the
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These bags are really nice compared to some of the other compact bags I've seen. I like the bottle print which some people don't quite see right away - definitely a fun conversation piece. But I really like that the mesh material is semi-transparent. This allows me to see what's inside. The size is nearly identical to a plastic shopping bag but the handles are MUCH more comfortable. Don't be fooled by the mesh - it's incredibly strong! I actually use these for a lot of things I might normally use plastic bags for. General storage of household items hung on hooks, library books, extra carrying bag for the kids school stuff when their back packs are full, etc. The fact that they are 100% plastic makes them really easy to clean and the mesh allows them to dry very quickly, no mildew either. Great for the beach or camping. And I can easily store a half dozen or so in my purse. Even my husband carries one on him at all times folded up neatly in it's little pouch. Overall great little product - well worth what I paid for them.