As you probably know, one of the biggest ecological problems we face is the amount of plastic that winds up in the ocean, where it's formed a swirling mass larger than the state of Texas. While some communities and retail stores have stopped using plastic shopping bags, most of us still use plastic bags to contain the produce we buy at the market.
Here's a handy, attractive, and inexpensive solution: a set of 5 produce bags made from translucent polyester. They're useful for containing all sorts of things: produce, sure; but also for travel (they're lightweight and take up very little space), home storage, and more. The built-in drawstring holds things in place.
They're super-clever: because they're mesh, you can wash your produce right in the bag; they've got color-coded tabs (in a lovely palette), and they're fully machine washable. Best of all, you get a set of 5 bags (one of each tab color) for just $12.00.