10 reasons to get a Tote bag 


Moving away from plastic bags should be a no brainer. We live in a world where plastic is having a disastrous effect on our oceans and the wild life that inhabits it. By making an easy lifestyle change of swapping your typical supermarket plastic bag for a tote bag for life, we can all contribute to reducing the amount of plastic the world is consuming, and sadly ends up in our oceans. 

Why we should all be moving away from plastic bags and towards tote bags  

  1. 88% of the world’s ocean’s surfaces are polluted by plastic waste.

  2. An estimated 8 to 14 million tonnes of plastic waste enters our seas every year, but this number is thought to be a lot higher!

  3. Britain alone contributes an estimated 1.7 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. 

  4. UK beaches are littered with up to 5000 pieces of plastic & 150 plastic bottles for each mile.

  5. Over a 1 million plastic bags end up in the bin every minute.

  6. 1 in 3 fish caught for human consumption contains some sort of plastic.

  7. By 2050, virtually every seabird species on the planet will be eating plastic, what a very sad statistic. 

  8. It has been estimated that it can take from between 450 years to forever for plastic to break down. 

  9. Approximately 5 trillion plastic bags are manufactured every year. If these bags are placed side by side, they can encircle the earth seven times, What a terrifying fact! 

  10. The amount of petroleum required to produce just one carrier bag is enough to move fuel the average car around 11 meters.


Zins Tote bags are not just great for the environment, they are also a hell of a lot more stylish than fashioning your average supermarket plastic bags. The tote bags are small enough to fit into your pocket or handbag in preparation of your purchases or chic just to be worn as your everyday bag. Each tote bag is unique from the next, with only one made of each design. The tote bags also have a handy inside pocket for keeping items extra safe. 

Our tote bags have also been made from vintage Saris. We love the idea of being able to recycle previously used fabrics, giving them new life and a new purpose. This is incredibly important as The fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions and is the second-largest consumer of the world’s water supply.  In total, up to 85% of the world's textiles go into landfills each year. This volume is enough to fill the Sydney harbor annually. 

Do your bit for the planet whilst also looking your best self. 

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