I’m thrilled to be test driving a reusable Onya Bag.
If you’ve read our article on plastic carrier bags, you’ll see that a reusable bag is a much better option for the environment. It helps keep plastic out of the landfill and reduces the amount of rubbish you produce each week. Using your own shopping bags is the perfect first step towards your own Zero Waste challenge.
Dan from Onya is a self confessed compost maniac and recycler, creating less rubbish every six weeks for his entire office than the average householder creates in a week.
Dan’s the Man!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Onya bag. The frequent complaint from people about reusing bags is that they’ve been left at home, in the car, at work.
Well, the Onya bag isn’t called this quirky name without reason. No, dear readers, the Onya bag is deigned to be Onya at all times by means of a functional carabiner clip.
You can clip these beauties onto your belt loop, key ring, bag or anywhere else you choose to dangle things from.
The bags themselves roll back into a tiny pouch, a bit like a parachute, or a cat in a cat box. Once tucked away these Onya bags are only about 4 inches long and are as light as a feather, unlike a cat in a catbox. They come in a mass of colours from khaki through to pink and everything inbetween.
They hold loads; I’m quite sure they have a secret false bottom in them and unlike carrier bags there is no risk of breakage (who has lost their shopping on the carpark floor?) and because the handles are fabric, they don’t cut into your hands.
There are bags for every occasion – backpacks (the onya back), weighing bags (the beautifully named ‘Onya weigh’) for fruit and veg (You can read more about that little fella here ) and even your dog can have his very own Onya Dump for all those thoughful gifts they leave on your neighbour’s drive.
How to claim your discount
Dan is offering all you gorgeous readers of My Zero Waste a generous 15% discount on any of his products for the next 30 days. Yay for Dan!
Visit the Onya website and ooooh and aaaah over all the lovely goodies. Once you’ve shopped for your loot, checkout and enter the code eco1 into the coupon codes box. Update your cart and, as if by magic, your fabulous discount will appear. Offer excludes P&P
As well as their range of bags, Onya are proud stockists of reusable drinks bottles and wrap-n-mat; the sandwich bag alternative.
Why not shop early for Christmas and give all your recycling friends the present of a lifetime?
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