Large bags (17" x 7.5")
Medium bags (15.25 x 5.75") About the bags
These ingenious green produce bags offer a natural way to absorb the enzyme-producing gases that cause vegetables to deteriorate. Debbie Meyer Green Bags (formerly known as Evert-Fresh Green Bags) are made from low density-polyethylene that is coated with a fine layer of natural clay containing high levels of a mineral proven to absorb ethylene gas. (When produce ripens it emits ethylene which speeds up the ripening / rotting process).
Using Debbie Meyer Green Bags can extend the life of produce 3 to 10 times
. Perhaps it's so hard to find these at grocery stores because using them cuts down on wasted fruits and vegetable waste, which means you buy less. Debbie Meyer Green Bags can help you avoid throwing away uneaten produce -- saving you money and while helping cut down on waste. Green Bags can also play a role in lowering your carbon footprint since less waste leads to buying less, and making fewer trips to the grocery store and/or market.
Debbie Meyer's trademarked, green-colored bags also naturally cuts down on damaging effects of UV rays resulting in far less vitamin loss. Reusing Debbie Meyer Green Bags
Each bag has the capacity to absorb ethylene 8-10 times. To reuse, simply rinse with water only (no soap) and let thoroughly dry (we recommend turning inside out to dry) After 8-10 uses we suggest you continue to reuse the bag as a produce bag especially for items you plan on eating quickly and/or are not prone to rapid decomposition. Reducing food waste helps limit greenhouse gases
Food waste produces methane (a greenhouse gas) when it decays in landfills. Reduce your food waste and you help limit this gas. Plus, by wasting less you’ll also help decrease the energy and materials needed to produce, package and transport food – all which add to greenhouse gas production. In fact, in the UK alone, food transport accounts for 25% of all the miles driven by large vehicles! Product Use Tips:
Story Behind The Bags
- Store produce in a cool, dry and dark place.
- Don't crowd or combine different product in same bag.
- Be sure to rinse bags after each use and dry thoroughly.
- If excess moisture is present, dry produce thoroughly and place in dry green bag with natural paper towel or coffee filter.
- For best results, keep bags shut by tying in a knot or securing with a clothes pin.
Scientists involved in Antarctic exploration were searching for ways to prolong the freshness of produce. During their research, they found a region in Japan where for thousands of years farmers have been storing produce in mountain caves with amazing results.
The caves were dark, consistently cool, and dry. But it was discovered that the key to the remarkable preserving properties of the caves was a clay called "oya," and the cave mountain was made of it. The oya absorbed the ethylene gas that produce gives off as it matures. Debbie Meyer Green Bags combine ancient knowledge thousands of years old with space age technology for preserving produce. All that, in a simple, green bag. Cool Fact
The active ingredient in Debbie Meyer Green Bags is recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture in its Handbook #668 to counteract the negative effects of ethylene gas on fresh fruits and vegetables.