Posted by christina on Apr 29, 2015
Herb Sack, 100% Reusable Organic Hemp Shopping Bags to Replace Toxic Plastics
If you already carry a reusable bag to the grocery store to buy organic, non-GMO food, you are already making a great step toward getting rid of the copious amount of BPA containing plastics that are choking our oceans, and contributing to environmental degradation, but the next step in green living is Herb Sack, a product I am happy to endorse.
I rarely endorse specific products on Yoga for the New World – in fact it has been more than three years since I’ve even considered it – but this one is unique. Not only are Herb Sacks made of naturally anti-microbial hemp, one of the most sustainable plants in the world, but they are fashionable, and reduce not only plastics, but food-borne illness that often accompanies other conventional re-usable bags.
Hemp sacks are also made in a US factory, and help to promote the cultivation of organic industrial hemp – a crop that needs no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or GMO tinkering to thrive.
Hemp is among one of the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. According to the Columbia History of the World, the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC. It is about time hemp became integrated into our modern lives again.
Hemp is naturally resistant to UV light, mold and mildew and even to salt water. It was used for ropes on ocean vessels in times past. Of course it makes a great material for re-usable shopping bags.
In my version of utopia, hemp would replace all plastics – even in cars! It is incredibly strong and takes less water to grow than cotton and many other crops.
No more plastic bags in our oceans interfering with ocean life, and no more plastic chemicals in our food, air, and waterways, leaching carcinogenic compounds into our weekly take-out – that sounds not only doable, but beautiful.
To avoid THIS:
Learn more about Herb Sack at Kickstarter.