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 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
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.
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.
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,