Monday, February 14, 2011


Recently, I discovered a wonderful product that will help to reduce the quantities of plastic bags in the environment.  This product is not only creative and very artistic but you can easily carry it in your purse or the pocket of your coat while going shopping.

The product is called Envirosax.

imageAbout Envirosax

Founded by Belinda and Mark David-Tooze in 2004, Envirosax® originates from Currumbin Valley in South East Queensland, Australia. The Envirosax team uses renewable and recyclable products where possible, and is committed to operating on ecologically sustainable principles.

The philosophy of Envirosax® is to help create a better future for our planet by spreading the environmental message through colour and script using the Envirosax® eco-friendly reusable bag as the vehicle.

Envirosax is proud to help protect the environment for tomorrow’s generation by providing an eco-friendly alternative to disposable shopping bags that have caused so much damage to the environment worldwide. Envirosax bags are lightweight, portable, waterproof and each one holds the equivalent of two supermarket plastic bags thanks to reinforced seams.

We believe in environmental sustainability. Plastic bags clog drains and cause flooding. They pollute rivers and streams, killing animals and destroying plantlife. They take years to photodegrade and have a very short life span. Envirosax provide a compelling alternative to the plastic bags which are doing so much damage to our planet.

Envirosax donates a percentage of its sales to charities and non-profit organisations dedicated to the preservation of the environment.

My Thoughts

ap_b4_bag_front_3I had the opportunity of selecting the bag that I would like to review.  After going through the multiple choices they had, I selected a bag from the Animal Planter Series – the bird one.   

I received my Envirosax one February afternoon and immediately fell in love with it.    I admit that I love birds and when I saw this specific one on their website I knew it would be just perfect.

The design is out of the ordinary and will be totally different than the bags everyone is used to in our city.   Many stores here do charge for plastic bags now – except Wal-Mart (even though we visited a Wal-Mart in Toronto that was charging for their plastic bags last summer…  Apparently it was a pilot project.).  If you visit a grocery store you are more than likely to be charged for bags unless you have your own.   Actually, there is even a grocery store that will reward you if you bring your bags by giving your some points on their reward system.   For example when you get 20000 points, you get 20$ off your grocery bill.    Gotta love free food!

The Envirosax is lighter than the regular bags that you can get at the local grocery stores.   But it is also foldable and will fit in your pocket or purse.    The bags are quite large and will hold numerous items from your shopping.    When I first used it, I had bought pyjamas for my daughter.   The pyjamas are too big for her yet but their reduced price were too good to pass them on.    The second time I used the bag was yesterday as I went to the Farm Boy down the street to get some veggies for our special Valentine Supper tonight.   We will be making cheese fondue and I wanted to have fresh vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, snow peas,… just to name a few.   The bag was perfect for the vegetables and I was able to put all my purchases in it. 

I also find that the design brings a bit of color in out cold weather these days.   


It is definitively an original designer reusable bag! 

Envirosax has also a section on their website that will provide educational material on how to become environmentally sustainable.   Visit to see the possible lessons that you and your kids can learn.

Customized bags are also available.  Visit for more details!

Bag Dimensions (unrolled):   19.5" x 16.5"
Bag Dimensions (in pouch):      4" x 1.5"
Weight Capacity:  44 lbs
Bag Weight:  1.4 oz.

You can purchase the Envirosax for the price of 9.95$ US.   They are available directly from the Envirosax website.   You can also purchase a Pouch version of the product which would contain the whole series of the bag within a collection.  This pouch version is available for $39.95US but will contain 5 Envirosaxs in it.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Envirosax for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.  All opinions expressed here are only my own.


  1. I love these! They are so cute, and washable, too!

  2. I don't have these ones, but I have several of this type of design of bag. I usually always have one in my purse. So handy! :)