Best reusable shopping bags

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
What are the best reusable bags? We have found the eco-friendly alternatives to single use plastic bags [Getty]

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Reusable bags have been the popular alternative to plastic carrier bags ever since the plastic bag tax came into play in the UK in 2015.

The law, which instructed retail companies to charge 5p or 10p for each plastic bag, resulted in an almost 90% drop in plastic bag use in 2017/18.

Reusable bags are ideal because they’re durable, versatile, can often be washed, and - more importantly - are more environmentally friendly.

But, finding a good quality one - that isn’t advertising a brand - isn’t always easy.

There are tote styles, as well as mesh over the shoulder creations, smaller hand held versions and foldable styles too.

Whatever your style preference there is a reusable shopping bag for everyone - and to suit all budgets.

Best reusable shopping bags

Natural Cotton Tote Bag | £8.20 from Amazon

Turtle Bags String Bag | £5 from Arket

Personalised Colourful Initial Shoulder Tote Bag 100% Natural Cotton | £6.95 from Etsy

Baggu Reusable Nylon Shopping Bag | £14 from Liberty

Large Waxed Canvas Bag | £39.34 from Etsy

Natural Jute Reusable Shopper | £7.50 from Etsy

Pembroke Rose Cotton Bookbag | £12 (Was £16) from Cath Kidston

Radley Hello Medium Tote Bag | £9 (Was £12) from House of Fraser


Bouncy Castle Tote Bag | £15 from Surfers Against Sewers

Canvas Tote Bag | £10 from Sweaty Betty


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