Recently, the plastic bag ban rippled its way across Queensland and Western Australia, following the action that was taken in ACT, South Australia and Tasmania.[1] The decision comes as the result of the damaging effects that plastic pollution is having on the environment and predominantly, marine life. If you’ve had the pleasure of exploring the Great Barrier Reef, or even just dipping your toe in the ocean, then I can imagine you too will feel strongly about saving a turtle or two. As such, we’ve decided to utilise our position as influential distributors in the kitchen and giftware market by introducing a Neoprene shopping bag that won’t only save some sea creatures but also looks fabulous!

Reusable shopping bags are the no-brainer solution to reducing the environmental degradation caused by single-use plastic bags. But because we’ve become so used to convenience, it’s important reusable shopping bags create a new sense of convenience for us. Forget multiple uses what about multi-purpose? Icon Chef Neoprene Market Tote bags come in 5 different colours including black, lime, leaves, summer blossom and white marble. They have a clasp that keeps the bag closed and magnetic clasps to expand their capacity for the days when one tub of ice cream just doesn’t suffice. With a large 22L capacity and a funky look and feel, shopping will feel like something of a leisure activity, if you’re someone who currently sees it as more of a chore. Similarly, the bags can be used as an overnight bag, for the beach or for a picnic.

Let’s join together in saving the planet while still maintaining a fashionable flair!

Look out for Icon Chef Market Tote bags that will be in stores soon and, if you’re in Brisbane, it’s worth stopping by our outlet store in Kelvin Grove so you can fill up your bag with other kitchen and giftware goodies at great prices!

OTL Kitchen & Giftware Store

4/62 Bishop Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, 4059

Happy shopping!

[1] http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-04-18/plastic-bans-what-you-need-to-know/9653504