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  • A Green Idea for Christmas

    Wrap your gifts this Christmas with a difference. The goodwill continues long after the holidays have passed.

    Use one of our reusable bags as gift wrap and make a difference. We have bright and festive colours to choose from.



  • Spring in Your Step

    With spring on its way, one feels a renewed energy to clean out one's house and take on new habits. 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!

  • 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!

  • Get A Bag Habit - NOW!

    Getting a bag habit is the best possible habit you can have in these tough times. We need to look after ourselves and our world - but we can look good doing it. Visit our eco-chic emporium to find out how.

    The Government and the British Retail Consortium have launched their "Get a bag habit" campaign. The aim is to encourage everyone to reuse carrier bags. This follows a commitment by seven leading supermarkets to reduce the number of bags given out by 50% by the end of May this year. Since 2006 retailers have already reduced the number of bags that they give our by a hefty 26%.

    On average we each use more than 160 new carrier bags in a year. That amounts to around 400 per household. You can change this. Get a bag habit today.

    JOIN us at www.for-keeps.co.uk to support this amazing Government initiative. Use this promotional code to get 10% off any purchase from our website until the end of May 2009 and help us to help you to "get a bag habit".

    PROMOTIONAL CODE: GABH09

    We all lead busy lives, so it's quite easy to forget to take our bags along with us when we go shopping. Here are a few tips to help make sure you don't forget your bags:

    TOP TIPS ON GETTING A BAG HABIT:

    Try keeping a bag tucked in your handbag or jacket pocket so you're always prepared - a baggu bag or mini maxi shopper from For Keeps will do the trick.

    If you often forget to take your bags with you, why not put them somewhere you're likely to see them? Perhaps near your front door. Bright coloured ones are the best to jog your memory.

    You can also keep them in the boot of your car so you have them ready for next time. Put a note on your dashboard so you don't go into the shop without them.

    Ask your employer if you can set up a carrier bag dispenser somewhere at work, perhaps in the kitchen. Then, people can use the bags at lunchtime.

    Children like getting involved, so why not ask them to remind you? Easy stars for the star chart.

    Why not make up a handy memory aid such as 'KWB' (Keys, Wallet and Bags)?

    THIS IS ONE OF OUR FAVOURITES:

    THE REISENTHEL MINI-MAXI SHOPPER. IT COMES IN A HANDY POUCH, AND HOLDS A LOT OF SHOPPING. SO DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT. Only £8.50 - but don't forget to use the discount code above when you order.

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