Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion single-use plastic bags are consumed worldwide. In the United States alone, the average citizen uses between 300 and 700 plastic bags each year. Currently, 97% of these bags end up in either a landfill or littering our planet's fragile eco-systems.
Chico bags are ultra-compact, washable, reusable bags. NPR is an irreplaceable, comprehensive source for news. Bring those together and you get this great reusable shopping bag displaying the popular I 'Heart' NPR logo so you can show your support in style!
Made of strong woven nylon, these colorful bags effortlessly fit in your pocket or purse when they are stuffed into their integrated stuff pouch. The lightweight yet durable fabric allows for easy opening and stuffing – no special folding required. The pouch has an attached carabineer making it easy to hook your bag to your key chain, backpack or belt loop. The clever design encourages you to always have your bag on hand or pocket or purse…so kick the bad bag habit and go reusable while showing your support!
And since Chico Bag doesn't want any reusable bag to be left in dark closet or sent to a landfill, they have an active recycling program for all brands and styles of reusable bags in any condition.
In early 2004, founder Andy Keller took a trip to the local landfill after spending the day landscaping his backyard. He was horrified by how many single-use bags filled the scene. Plastic bags blanketed the landscape in a thin mix of white and beige plastic.
On his way home, he continued to notice plastic bags everywhere; caught in trees and on fence posts, half drowned in gutter puddles and blowing in the streets like urban tumbleweeds. He vowed to stop using single-use bags for good. Inspired, he dropped a few bucks on a secondhand sewing machine and began sewing what would ultimately become the first ChicoBag brand reusable bag.
ChicoBag's mission is to help humanity bag the single-use habit. They mean the wasteful, throw-away habit that overflows our landfills and clogs our oceans. They do this by advocating for waste reduction and designing the highest quality, longest lasting reusable bags.
They offer products that empower people to take an active role in solving the single-use problem. ChicoBag makes bagging the single-use habit easy.
Materials: Made of durable woven polyester. Our fabric allows for easy opening and stuffing. No special folding is required.
Dimensions: Bag: 17"w x 15"h Pouch: 3"w x 4"h (approximately)
Capacity: 25 lbs/ 11.3kg (One gallon of milk is approximately 7 lbs.)
Weight: 1.5 oz. / 44g
Care Instructions: Wash cold and hang to dry