This SUPA Forget-me-not Pouch, made from stylish shweshwe fabric, contains three fresh-produce mesh bags and two parachute-fabric shopping bags. It can be conveniently kept in your car, slipped into your handbag/backpack or clipped to the outside of your bag so that you won’t be caught getting to the shops without reusable bags. You just need to remember to tuck the SUPA bags back into the pouch and to immediately replace it in your car/bag (waiting until tomorrow seldom works out!).
The fresh-produce mesh bags are an alternative for those plastic barrier bags available in the fruit & veg section of supermarkets. Use the mesh bags when you buy loose items like bananas, ginger, garlic, chillis, lemons, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, peppers and fruits.
The two parachute-fabric shopping bags are light and strong. They neatly fold-up into their own pouch. These are a long-lasting alternative to plastic shopping bags. Colours of pouches and bags vary.
Don’t be fooled by ‘plastic’ shopping bags that are labelled as compostable. They may be… but this is only under certain conditions.
As waste-aware people who recycle organic waste by composting – and separate our trash, we’re always looking for ways to minimise waste by finding alternatives. Single Waste Plastic Alternatives (SUPA) offer long-lasting, fabric products that replace single-use plastics items like wax wrap, clingwrap, tinfoil, zip-seal bags, barrier bags and plastic shopping bags. SUPA products are made in Masiphumelele by The ReLife Sewing Group.