Trolley Bags: Reusable Shopping Bags Review

TROLLEY BAGS REVIEW. In 2002, Ireland introduced a plastic bag fee. This forced the population to reduce or eliminate their use of plastic bags and purchase reusable bags. Today, I review Trolley Bags, find out about if they are worth it here.

In 2002, Ireland introduced a plastic bag fee. This forced the population to reduce or eliminate their use of plastic bags and purchase reusable bags. Since 2002 reusable bags have evolved, most are heavy duty plastic, cloth totes or similar. In recent years I have seen a few people in the supermarkets with Trolley Bags. I loved the concept of them and jumped at the chance to review a set.

Before we get into that, having reusable bags is a great step when trying to reduce waste and recycle. You can find out all about my Zero Waste Life Challenge here.

Trolley Bags Review. In 2002, Ireland introduced a plastic bag fee. This forced the population to reduce or eliminate their use of plastic bags and purchase reusable bags. Today, I review Trolley Bags, find out about if they are worth it here.

Trolley Bags are a set of 4 reusable bags, in varying sizes that help when at the supermarket checkout. They can hold up to 15kg and can halve the amount of time you spend at the checkout, which helps in places like ALDI. Trolley Bags Original have a canvas top and a netted bottom.

Alongside the original set, I was sent a Trolley Bag Xtra. The Xtra bag is a great versatile bag. It can be flattened when transporting and quickly opens to a square shape. The Xtra bag helps protect fragile items and can be attached to the end of your trolley providing extra packing space.

Trolley Bags Review. In 2002, Ireland introduced a plastic bag fee. This forced the population to reduce or eliminate their use of plastic bags and purchase reusable bags. Today, I review Trolley Bags, find out about if they are worth it here.

Trolley Bags Review

I have used Trolley Bags for 6 shopping trips and I love them. They are so easy to store and it really saves me from remembering to bring 10 plastic reusable bags. I store them in the car boot between shopping trips and they barely take up any space. Once I arrive at the supermarket, I hang them from the end of the trolley.

Trolley Bags Review. In 2002, Ireland introduced a plastic bag fee. This forced the population to reduce or eliminate their use of plastic bags and purchase reusable bags. Today, I review Trolley Bags, find out about if they are worth it here.

After placing the items on the belt, I open the trolley bags and prepare for that packing sprint. If you shop at ALDI, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Honestly, they have made my shopping trips so much easier and quicker. My only gripe, as the bags are quite large it does lead you to fill the Trolley Bags which can make them quite heavy. You really need to use your own judgement on how many items to place in each bag. Be sure to put the heavier food items in the smaller bags.

Overall I’m extremely happy with these bags and would have no qualms in recommending to friends, family or readers.

Trolley Bags Review. In 2002, Ireland introduced a plastic bag fee. This forced the population to reduce or eliminate their use of plastic bags and purchase reusable bags. Today, I review Trolley Bags, find out about if they are worth it here.

 

You can buy your own set of Trolley Bags here:

UK/Ireland Link: https://amzn.to/2rnQdII

US link: https://amzn.to/2rnEsSs

Have you ever tried Trolley Bags? Do you use a similar system, I’d love to hear in the comments.

Thank you to Trolley Bags UK for sending me these bags to review. All pictures and opinions are my own and in no way influenced. This post may contain affiliate links.

Until next time,

Karen x

 

 

26 thoughts on “Trolley Bags: Reusable Shopping Bags Review

  1. These sound like great bags! I have some re-usable bags that I sometimes bring when I head to the store. Granted, I do use plastic, but I re-use them at home, so I don’t feel guilty.

  2. I love using re-usable bags for my shopping – they can fit way more than plastic bags! I think this should be a practice thats adopted everywhere.

  3. I have a bunch of reusable bags and have at least three my car at all times in case I end of up getting something I didn’t expect. even when i go to other stores i still take mine.

  4. Re-usable bags must be made very important. This will lessen the use of plastic that is degrading our environment! Thanks for this great awareness post 🙂

    1. Am also a fan of reusable bags. It helps me to have that clutter-free lifestyle. Plus sometimes I gain reward points for using reusable bags, and use those points for my groceries.

  5. Now I want those bags. I only reuse plastic bags. We have a lot at home because we sometimes go shopping without planning and then we have to buy bags. When we know we are going to buy a lot of heavy stuff, and we don’t have a car yet, we get our camping backpacks with us.

  6. Do the different colors represent what type of items are meant to go into the bags? i.e. green = vegetables, blue = household products, etc.?

    1. The different colours are a different size, blue is the smallest (it’s where you’d place the heavier items).

  7. My mom uses re-usable bags every time we go shopping. I really need to start doing the same thing! I can see how that would be helpful for the environment as we are doing away with so many plastic bags!

    1. We’ve had reusable bags for so long now I am always blown away when on vacation in Orlando. The grocery stores place one item per bag, I really forgot this happened. Makes me thankful for the plastic bag fee as it’s more friendly for our earth.

  8. That is really cool! There was a time when we shopped for groceries and there are no available plastic or eco bags. We ended putting all the groceries in the car per item, lol! I know we need this.

    1. I’ve been there, carrying all those goods in your arms and placing them in the back of the car ?

    1. Yay I’m glad another state in the US has enforced this fee. It really is for the betterment of the environment.

  9. I remember when the England introduced it too, it was manic but now I have built up a collection of nice re-usable bags and love it. I have seen these around and think its a cool idea

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