Whether you are a seasoned eco-warrior or just starting your journey towards living a greener lifestyle, you likely know the importance of using reusable bags. Eco-bags are not only great for shopping trips but can also provide convenient storage solutions in day to day life. However, like any item used frequently they do require regular cleaning and maintenance.
Fortunately, eco-friendly bags are easy to keep clean with just a few simple steps. First off, it is important to wash them regularly by hand to prevent buildup of dirt and bacteria. To do this, fill a bucket or sink with warm water and add a mild detergent such as laundry soap or dishwashing liquid. Mix the solution well before submerging the bag into the water. Use a soft-bristled brush or sponge to scrub away any dirt and grime, then rinse off the bag with cold water.
If your eco-bag is machine washable, you’ll need to turn it inside out before putting it into the washing machine. Make sure you use a gentle cycle setting, as harsh detergents and overloading can damage the fabric. It is also important to avoid using the dryer as heat can make fabrics brittle and reduce their lifespan. Instead, hang up your eco-bags after washing in order for them to air dry completely.
Carrinet's polyester bags, such as our Shop Bags and Veggio net bags, are machine washable at 40 degrees.
Finally, if any unpleasant odors are present in your eco-friendly reusable bags try leaving them outside on a sunny day. This will allow the sun’s UV rays to naturally disinfect and freshen them, leaving your eco-bag as good as new.
By following these simple steps you can keep your eco-bags in top condition and ensure they serve you for years to come. Eco-friendly reusable bags are an important part of living a more sustainable lifestyle, and with some regular care and maintenance they can provide many benefits without costing the Earth.