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  • Farewell Plastic Bags

    Being housebound during the snow actually gave me a chance to do some much-needed sorting-out around the house after Christmas. As strange as it seems, the most satisfying part was finally clearing out the drawer of tatty old 'bags for life' that I'd been hoarding for far too long. Anyway, now that I'm free of plastic bags (recycled responsibly of course!), my collection of shoppers and trolley bags has really come into its own.

    I was never one for those hessian bags - frankly they were too bulky to store and too awkward to take out. Now, I keep my Supermarket Trolley Bags, each folded to the size of an umbrella, in a Mini-Maxi Shopper on the back of the kitchen door next to the shopping list, ready to fling over my shoulder on my way to the shops.

    My collection of Mini-Maxi Shoppers are strategically placed where I need them most - one in the car's glove compartment, a couple in the kitchen, one in my handbag - I even have a Keyring Shopper which doubles up as a reminder to pick up my eco bags when i pick up the car keys.

    So I've not only freed up valuable drawer space in my kitchen but I've not needed an 'emergency' plastic bag in weeks! Result!

  • Walk To School Week

    Walk to School Week 2012 will take place between 21st-25th May this year. Last year an astounding 1.6 million children in over 6000 schools ditched the school run as part of Walk to School Week. We think this sounds great and a great chance to embrace the weather (even if it's raining), don the trainers and get the kids excited about walking.

    Did you know that if we all swapped one car journey a week for walking instead, car traffic levels would reduce by at least 10%! Walking has so many indirect environmental benefits, from reducing carbon dioxide levels, to showing more interest into urban public spaces. So why not help preserve the environment by joining in on the walk to school fun!

    A pollution free week would not be the same however, without an equally eco-chic bag to take with whilst you're on the school run (or walk, as it will be). At For-Keeps we have searched worldwide for some of the most stylish and versatile eco-friendly bags and shoppers. Such as The Reisenthel City Rucksack, a combination of shopper and backpack for all eventualities. This super versatile bag is smart enough for work, and practical enough for the walk to school run. It comes in a range of great colours too.

    Check out our site for our full range of eco-friendly products to help you celebrate Walk to School Week 2012 in style!

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