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Trashy Bags™ Recycled Foldable Grocery Bags

Swahili Modern


  • These unique and useful totes are handcrafted from discarded plastic water sachets—an ingenious way to upcycle a common source of litter in Accra, Ghana! Artisans employed by the company known as Trashy Bags™ collect and clean the ubiquitous water sachets in Accra, then transform them into handcrafted totes.

    When folded and zipped up, this recycled bag’s compact size of only 9"L x 7"W x 1"T (as shown in the photo of the small bag) allows it to be tucked into a bag, car or backpack until needed. Opened, it extends to a generous size of 14"L x 8"W x 15"T (to top of bag), 21"T (to top of handles). This would be a great gift for eco-conscious friends & family, to use as a tote for the grocery, beach, lake, or pool!

    Choose from three options: tote made entirely of upcycled plastic sachets; tote made from sachets and colorful fabric scraps; or tote made from sachets and strips of recycled billboard material.

    Due to the nature of the recycled materials, each bag will vary. 

  • Seeking a solution to the tons of plastic waste produced and discarded in Ghana each year, Trashy Bags has built a thriving company around recycling abundant discarded plastic water pouches. Trashy Bags employs 60 full-time workers at their workshop in Accra, Ghana, to collect, wash and transform recycled plastic into reusable totes and other products that are used widely in Ghana and exported for use by eco-conscious citizens worldwide. 

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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