These bags are biodegradable and reusable as well as organic, meaning that you will not have any waste when you go to the supermarket. They have double stitched top hem, piping stitching on exterior edges and X stitched handles for additional reinforcement. The extra stitching mentioned above adds to the bag’s durability and strength, ensuring that the bag will not break on you while you shop and can live up to weekly grocery shopping for years. For additional stability, we suggest using thick scrap cardboard as a base. Just cut it and place it in the bottom of the bag, and it should stand up more or less upright for easy loading and unloading. Even better for the planet, once you no longer need the bag or if it begins to wear down years down the road, you can trust that it is biodegradable so it will not sit in a landfill. Expect a permanent shrinkage of about one inch in the width and three-quarters of an inch in width.
Our toothbrush is biodegradable. The bristles are nylon but they can be recycled (check with your local waste collection). We find the the best way to dispose of the brush is to pull out the bristles, or cut off the head, and pop the handle in the composter.