In Scotland we already have a regulation which means retailers and businesses have to charge 5p for carrier bags. This same regulation will hit England this October. This applies everywhere from supermarkets, clothes shops to even McDonalds. So are you ready to reduce & reuse?
I have to say, with a year of the ruling under my belt, you’d think I’d be use to being prepared for each shop by now. Despite everything, we have yet to get into a good routine and make sure that we have bags when we get to the checkout.
However we were contacted by the lovely people at Trolleybags to try their innovative bagging system, which is made in both standard (£19.99) and express (£16.99) trolley size and I jumped at the chance. I’m a bit of an organising geek, so the ease and compartmentalising of the system really appealed to me. I’m actually quite excited to introduce this to you, as I just love when something works and really makes you more organised.
We took the new express size for a trial run and even though we weren’t scanning as we were shopping, we found that placing the items in the bag system whilst shopping made for more efficient packing at the other end. Plus Mr found that he could get more in the trolley as everything was securely stacked and not just chucked in aimlessly. We even got quite a few admiring looks from other shoppers.
The trolleybags are attached together with velcro and can be detatched easily for loading into the boot of the car. Again we found that this added better security as the bag fit neatly in our 4×4, so no more escaping apples on roundabouts!
Once emptied and reattached, they are easily rolled and stored for your next trip. No more scrunched up tatty Tesco bags for us!
To head off my 2nd blog anniversary, trolleybags have kindly offered up a set of express bags for one lucky reader. All you have to do is enter via the rafflecopter below…Good Luck!
Disclosure: We were sent the trolleybags to review, but all options are 100% honest