Did you know over five trillion plastic bags are produced worldwide annually. It can take up to 1,000 years for a bag to disintegrate completely. Americans throw away 100 billion bags annually– that's the equivalent to dumping nearly 12 million barrels of crude oil!
We’ve designed the ultimate reusable bag that unfolds from a convenient attached pouch which is compact enough to fit inside your pocket for running errands, trips to the grocery store, the park, the seaside - the uses are endless.
Even better — our reusable bag is handmade from recycled plastic bottles, which also features an attached pouch for easy folding and storage.
Have you ever bought a reusable bag with a separate pouch – and lost it straightaway? Haven’t we all! That’s why the team at Original Duckhead have designed a reusable bag that keeps the pouch attached to the bag, so you never lose this little but useful bit. You can also use it as a pocket to keep small items like keys, lip balm & hand sanitiser.
We create our bags from the same recycled fabric as our umbrella canopies. They are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, which are also 100% recyclable themselves, and to date, we’ve saved over three million plastic bottles from ending up in landfill or the ocean. Lightweight, durable and water resistant, each one of our bags are created using a process that transforms used plastic bottles into a practical, durable fabric called RPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate).
Additionally, our reusable bag production emits less CO2 than cotton bags production.
In today's world, sustainability has become a vital aspect of our daily lives. As we strive to reduce waste and minimise our ecological footprint, small changes can make a significant impact.
Our bags are designed to embrace slow and circular fashion, while still placing an emphasis on both functionality and unforgettable prints.
Here are the team’s top five reasons why investing in our reusable bag is a smart choice for you, and for our planet:
1) A second life for plastic waste: By opting for the Original Duckhead reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles, you actively contribute to the reduction of plastic waste. Plastic bags have long been a major environmental concern due to their non-biodegradable nature. They often end up polluting our oceans, harming marine life, and taking hundreds of years to decompose. By choosing a bag that incorporates recycled plastic, you help divert waste from landfills and give these discarded materials a second existence.
2) Reducing the need for single-use bags: Single-use plastic bags are a pervasive problem, with trillions being consumed globally each year. These bags are often used for a short period and then discarded, exacerbating the environmental crisis. By investing in a reusable bag, you actively reduce the demand for single-use bags. Imagine the impact we can make if each person replaces just a handful of single-use bags with a durable and reusable alternative!
3) Convenience and portability: The attached pouch is a game-changer when it comes to the convenience of reusable bags. How often do we forget to bring our bags while shopping? With a compact pouch attached to the bag, you can fold it up neatly and keep it in your purse, backpack, or car, ensuring that you always have it handy. No more missed opportunities to use your reusable bag, and no more guilt over resorting to single-use plastic bags.
4) Durability and versatility: A reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles is designed to be robust and long-lasting. Unlike flimsy single-use bags that often tear under pressure, the Original Duckhead reusable bag is built to withstand heavy loads (up to 20kg!), making it ideal for grocery shopping, carrying books, or even as a beach tote. The versatility of our reusable bag extends beyond shopping, making it useful for picnics, travelling, or any situation where you need a reliable and sturdy bag.
5) Spreading the message and inspiring others: When you carry a reusable bag made from recycled plastic, you become an ambassador for sustainability. Others notice your eco-conscious choice and may be inspired to follow suit. By embracing this simple yet effective change in your daily routine, you contribute to a larger movement toward sustainable living. Encourage friends and family to adopt reusable bags as well, amplifying the positive impact and raising awareness about the importance of reducing single-use plastic.
Choosing a reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles, complete with an attached pouch for convenient storage, is a decision that aligns with your values of sustainability and environmental responsibility. By investing in an Original Duckhead reusable bag, you actively combat plastic waste, reduce the demand for single-use bags, and inspire others to do the same. Small changes add up, and together, we can create a brighter, cleaner, and more sustainable future for generations to come.
So, why wait? Take the leap today and make a difference with your very own Original Duckhead reusable bag.