Ladies, it is time to dispose of your beloved cotton tote bags. So says the New York Times in a scathing indictment of the environmental impact of these status symbols, which New Yorker types have used for years to signal to the world that they care about that sort of thing. In an article titled “The Cotton Tote Crisis,” the paper of record informs us that you need to use a cotton tote bag a whopping 20,000 times in order to offset the harm it does the environment. Helpfully, they do the math to let us know that amounts to using it every single day for 54 years!
So, think twice before you donate to yet another telethon with the aim of adding to your tote collection. You can still benefit from the peace of mind that comes with carrying your things a reusable bag, but you absolutely do not want one made out of cotton. It is time to switch to a clear vinyl bag:
Clear American Flag Tote Bag — $14.99
All right, so you’ll have to switch out the NPR logo for an American flag, but all things considered it is a trade worth making. Made of vinyl and nylon, you do not have to worry about the global harm done by the cotton industry. Ironically, you will technically be returning to the plastic bag you shunned for the organic material in the first place, but because these bags are reusable you are no longer contributing to the rapidly accumulating waste on our shared planet.
These tote bags are the latest product offerings by Expersion, which sells the clear U.S. flag backpacks as well. With modern security measures, more and more situations are requiring clear bags in order to enter—no longer just schools, but also sporting events, concerts, museums, and other public events. Buying one now can save you hassle down the line. Furthermore, as long as our society continues to be ravaged by COVID-19, it helps that these totes are incredibly easy to clean and sanitize.
Since cotton is out, it is time to make a change. Let Expersion help.
Find These TikTok Must-Haves On Amazon
We know that there are plenty of products to buy on Amazon, but TikTok is making it even more fun to find them. We’ve created a complete “TikTok Must-Haves” list, full of our favorite items from Amazon.
Almost anywhere you look, the Birkenstock clogs are sold out. If you want to jump on the trend, but are not ready for the price tag, these clogs are a great affordable alternative.
With pillowy soft cushioning, these are the perfect slip-on sandals to wear after a workout, to the beach, or simply with your favorite comfortable weekend outfit.
An incredible cleaning paste that has taken the internet by storm. Made of all natural, vegan ingredients, this product has over 100,000 reviews claiming that this is one of the best cleaning products on the market and can remove any stain in record speed.
Light affects your body’s natural circadian rhythm. During winter, when there is less natural light, we often feel sluggish, depressed, and uninspired. This simple mood lamp sits on your desk and provides gentle light to help you fight those winter blues.
Stojo Collapsible Travel Cup With Straw – Aquamarine, 16oz / 470ml – Reusable To-Go Pocket Size Silicone Cup for Hot and Cold Drinks – Perfect for Camping and Hiking – Microwave & Dishwasher Safe — $19.95
This genius silicone cup collapses down into a small, easy to carry, convenient package whenever you need to stow it in your purse or travel. It is virtually indestructible and comes with a straw!
Another TikTok find for your car, we love this portable humidifier to help prevent dry air and chapped lips in the winter.
Make the perfect cold brew with this one-quart container. The fine mesh coffee filter helps keep out unwanted grounds and allows you to use your favorite blends!
Feeke Fabric Shaver – Lint Shaver Electric Sweater Shaver Lint Remover, Battery Operated – Fuzz, Pill, Lint Remover for Clothes, Legging, Sofa, Curtain, Socks – with 2 Extra Blades, Light Blue — $12.99
Remove fabric fluff, pilling, or lint from any piece of clothing quickly and easily with a rotating blade that has three different sized holes for all fabrics.
Quickly print photos directly from your smartphone with this portable printer. By using Bluetooth and the Sprocket app, you can customize photos or text before printing.
This putty is ideal for getting into common hard to reach spots in your car, including air vents, consoles, and door handles. Just press the gel anywhere you want to clean and watch as it pulls all dirt and junk out! You can use this indoors on keyboards, remotes, or console controls.
Leave yourself sticky notes without wasting paper with these easy-to-use dry-erase note pads. Attach to most shiny surfaces, simply rinse to clean and reuse.
Check Out These 5 Fall Must-Haves From Amazon
Cooler weather, changing leaves, and all the classic fall activities. I found some Amazon must-haves for the season so you don’t have to.
Rust-Colored Velvet Throw Pillows
Two luxurious-looking velvet pillow covers for under $15. Comfy and cozy for your living room, bedroom, kitchen or office.
Because what’s fall decor without pumpkins? These are a staple and will actually last you all season, unlike the real pumpkins that you’ll toss before Halloween.
Cast Iron Dutch Oven
A flawless pairing of form and function that doesn’t quit, the Lodge Dutch Oven is an enameled cast iron classic that’s great for preparing and serving memorable meals.
Rustic Farmhouse Throw
A cozy throw blanket to warm up by the bonfire. Perfect for hanging over the couch for your fall decor.
This farmhouse-inspired tray is a stylish way to enjoy cheese and appetizers with your friends. Makes an incredible housewarming gift with an option to get it personalized.
This Rubber Beach Bag Gives You The Space You Need
School is out, the tide is in, and summer 2022 is a-go. Though the beach was one of those places you could still travel to even at the height of COVID restrictions, the repeal of mask mandates and negative testing requirements sure make the whole experience much more appealing.
Of course, going to the beach for the first time in years likely means you are in need of supplies. If that is the case, you came to the right place. In recent weeks, We Know Products has written about a variety of beach gear, including a beach table, vacuum-insulated margarita tumblers, and an American flag beach umbrella. Here is another one to add to the list: rubber tote bags.
Now, longtime WKP readers know we are partial to the clear tote bags with U.S. flag patches. But we have also heard from fans who say they like the Expersion totes for going to games and concerts, but that they also want something a little more spacious for beach trips. This rubber tote fits the bill.
As you can see from the item’s title, this bag is literally “oversized,” so you will have zero problem fitting in everything you need to haul down from your hotel room to the shore.