Last week I posted instructions for making reusable shopping bags by recycling old T-shirts. This week, I want to tell you about ReJavanate, a project from Renovos that sells reusable bags from recycled burlap coffee bags. This is truly a great story on three levels:

  1. It reduces landfill waste.
  2. Provides jobs for the disabled.
  3. Creates hip and durable burlap shopping bags for you.

Their website contains some interesting facts. For instance, 800,000 tons of burlap is sent to landfills annually in just the US. Add this to the numbers surrounding plastic bag usage and the issues developmentally disabled persons have finding jobs, and ReJavanate is an excellent program all ’round.

You can also get plain bags or have your own logo imprinted.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have no stake in this company nor have they sent me any free products or bribes. I just think that keeping more stuff out of our landfills and providing jobs for those less fortunate is a good thing.

Is it vegan? Yes, no animals were harmed yada yada yada.