ReSACKel reusable shopping bags for sale

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resackel reusable shopping bagsThey’re here! They’re currently exclusive to us in the UK and we know you want them!

How do you fancy being the proud owner of something that is unique, functional and will help you reduce your landfill waste?

Back in February we launched a competition to win a ReSACKel reusable shopping bag. The response was amazing and the winners loved their prizes!


As you may remember, Brian Pemberton, the green entrepreneur behind ReSACKel is a man on a mission to solve the world’s looming waste crisis.

Brian takes used rice sacks from China and refashions them into reusable and unique grocery bags. The sacks are reused, not recycled, so all the original designs from the sacks remain. This means every bag is unique and hand crafted.


We’ve been using these bags ourselves and have discovered the following funky attributes:

1- They are strong (originally designed to carry 25kgs rice!)
2- Sturdy base means they stand up at the checkout for easy packing
3- Wipe clean
4- Comfortable handles
5- Compact when folded up

250021-pandaThat’s not all

In addition these ReSACKel reusable shopping bags:

1- Are unique
2- Are functional
3- Are environmentally friendly because they have been reused
4- Make a fashion statement
5- Are available exclusively to My zero waste readers at the moment!

Two great reasons

We have joined forces with Brian to offer these bags to you. We have done this for two reasons:250018-mai-thai-lady

  • We believe in the product. Brian is doing his bit for the environment, working on an issue that is close to our hearts and operates an ethical business.
  • Our server is reaching its maximum capacity thanks to all the wonderful people we have visiting the site and we need to upgrade!

Anyone who runs a non-profit website will appreciate that this all costs money. We have had numerous people contacting us to inform us that the site has crashed or pages cannot load. With your support you can help us upgrade our server for a better online experience.

Instead of asking for donations or covering the site with adverts, we decided we would like to give you the opportunity to purchase something that will provide you with value and encourage you to reduce your waste.

We have a limited supply of these bags and as the saying goes ‘When they’re gone, they’re gone.’ So you need to be quick to secure your order.

250026-red-yellow-zingzhengwhat you will get

You will receive 3 ReSACKel reusable shopping bags sent to your UK address. We’re afraid you can’t choose your designs, but you will get three different designs, chosen randomly from the six shown on this page.

How you will benefit

These bags are not yet available in the UK, except through us; so this is your chance to get something exclusive to proudly swing around at your nearest checkout; or wherever it is you like to proudly swing things about.

You’ll be the proud owner of three unique reusable shopping bags AND you’ll have a warm glow in your heart from helping reduce landfill waste and helping us to provide you with a better service.

How we benefit


We share in the warm glow feeling by supporting Brian and helping you to keep things out of the landfill. We’ll be able to upgrade our servers so that the site runs faster, which means we can bring you more of the stuff you love.

The exchange

In exchange for 3 reusable bags, delivered to you in a recycled polythene bag, fresh to your door, we are asking Β£16.

How to purchase

Pop along to our shop, or buy at the end of this page.
Please don’t be put off by the paypal logo! If you don’t have a paypal account, you can use your credit card to pay.

Select from:


visa / delta / electron
master card / eurocard
American express
switch / maestro

Terms and conditions

Here’s the boring stuff but please read through:

  • The price includes UK delivery.
  • Your bags will be sent to you second class with proof of postage.
  • We aim to prepare your order within two working days of receipt and deliver your goods within 5 working days.
  • My zero waste are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information you give us to process orders only.
  • You cannot choose your designs; they will be sent out randomly, but we will endeavour to send you three different bags from the six designs shown on this page.
  • We cannot offer refunds on products -any perceived ‘flaws’ are unique features of these recycled products.
  • Price includes UK shipping only. For shipping outside the UK, please contact us for rates before purchasing and we will send you a separate invoice.

Want some reusable ReSACKel bags? Hit ‘gimme the bags!’ to buy!

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About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Well it had to be gorgeous bags to drag me out of the wilderness. What a brilliant idea. Now all I need to do is work out how many orders I’d need to place to guarantee getting the one with the big red flower on it ;-D x

  2. Sarah says:

    yay! Well done! Hope they sell well for you.

  3. Just ordered.

    Hope I get one with Panda!! πŸ˜€

  4. Mrs Green says:

    @Almost Mrs Average: I think you would have to order about 35 sets, Mrs A πŸ˜€

    @Sarah: Thank you Sarah – they are beautiful bags!

    @maisie dalziel: Thank you for your order, Maisie. I hope you are pleased with them πŸ™‚

  5. Kirsty says:

    Morning Mrs Green
    Just wanted to say a big thank you for the stylish Resackel bags, which arrived this morning. I can’t wait to go shopping now. I’m even considering giving one to my friend for her birthday. Although once she’s seen it she won’t be able to resist buying more herself. What a great idea to sell these bags in order to raise funds for a faster server. Keep up the good work. Regards Kirsty

  6. Just to say thanks the bags arrived this morning.

    Love the designs.

    One will be kept for using when we go to the beach as these will be ideal and it won’t matter if a little sand gets in as can easily be washed.

    Brilliant idea selling them to raise money.

  7. Jackie says:

    Thank you so much for my bags Mrs. Green. They arrived last week whilst i was on holiday and I’ve already had to give one to my friend who nagged me to death until I did!! They will be very useful to put in my handbag for all those odds and ends Is eem to pick up on my travels.

  8. Caroline says:

    Fantastic bags!
    Arrived quickly. Great service…thank you!!!

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