In this article we look at the best environmentally friendly ocean themed shopping and tote bags. Also known as bags for life.
With these you can take them out for small shopping journeys or do your entire weekly shop if you buy multiple bags.
They are known as many things, bags for life, tote bags and shopping bags and the ones we have reviewed all have a mermaid and ocean theme.
All of the bags below are approximately the same size, so the best ocean themed tote bags is based upon what you prefer as a bag style.
They are all more than capable of carrying the heaviest items, such as multiple tins and heavy fruits and vegetables like potatoes and pineapples. Some even pack away back in to a smaller bag or are all foldable or pocketable.
Why A Reusable Shopping Bag
One of the main reasons is that if you keep it for years, hopefully decades, it will reduce plastic waste and products that are needed to be created of which you dispose of after one use.
This is the worst, and what we should be doing is aiming to reduce, reuse and finally recycle. So recycling a disposable bag is the last thing we should be doing.
If we reduce the bags we will use over our lifetime, that is one of the best things we can do and some of the bags we review even use recycled materials. Then if you have a bag for life or tote bag you can use on a daily basis or for your food shopping, you can constantly reuse it until it breaks or just keep forever and pass it on to a family or friend if they need one.
The best thing is you can do this and have a mermaid and ocean theme bag which shows what you love!
Comparison of the Best Ocean Shopping Bags
The mermaid scale shopping bag is one of the nicest feeling, it is made of polyester but is slightly soft and has a beautiful mermaid scale design.
It is also the most practical with handles that can be held in hand and put over the shoulders. As well as zip inside so that smaller items can be put in it such as keys or purse. This bag makes it a multi-use day bag, a reusable shopping bag and great for days out if you need to carry a little more.
If you want more of a hard wearing yet funky ocean themed shopping bag, the octopus bag for life looks the most hard wearing of any bags in this list. This means it's great for any shopping task you might have for it and there is probably nothing it wouldn't be able to carry.
We also love the octopus design and the fact that it's on a darker background, which means that it will look newer for longer.
As well as this, it was created from 95% recycled materials, which we love! The more plastic bags made like this the better.
The final two bags are both ocean designs and the first is actually part of a 6 pack of reusable shopping bags. If you're looking for many bags to do your weekly shopping, this 6 pack is definitely what you're looking for. With all 6 bags, you get ocean and turtle designs on them and you can take anywhere from 1 through to all 6 depending on how big of a shop you're doing.
And if you want to show how much of a mermaid you are, we can recommend the final tote bag which is all about being a mermaid.
|1||Review of ICOLOR Mermaid Large Eco Reusable Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag||4.4/5||££|
|2||Review of Blue Q Octopus Shopping Bag||4.9/5||££|
|3||Review of Eco Reusable Turtle Foldable Shopping Bag||4.9/5||£|
|4||Review of Im Done Adulting Lets Be Mermaids Tote Shopping Bag|
This is a review of the ICOLOR Mermaid Large Eco Reusable Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag
This lovely reuseable shopping bag is made from soft polyester composite fabrics, its beautifully decorated in mermaid scales with pinks at one end and blues the other. The scales are gold making this a classy way to pick up your shopping.The same design is on the front and back.
The bag is lightweight and foldable making it an easy shoppig bag to keep in the kitchen or car ready for a supermarket trip. The two carry handles are strong and long enough for you to carry the bag on your shoulders.To the top of the bag is a large zip and within this large compartment is a small zipped pocket which comes in handy for carrying your purse or if you pick up any particular some items such as painkillers or cosmetics.
This is a hard wearing, colourful and easy to clean bag, whether you wash by hand or in a machine. In terms of being environmentally friendly and fashionable personally I find this bag is not just go enough for use as a shopping bag, it also works very well as a gift bag for when giving presents to mermaid loving friends (you'll want to keep the bag after too)
- Beautiful design
- Design on both sides
- Gold scales, colourful
- Secret zipped pocket inside
- Machine washable
- Environmentally friendly
- A gift for yourself or a loved one
This is a beautiful reusuable mermaid scale shopping bag, that will make you the envy of all those inner mermaid shoppers in the supermarket.
This is a review of the Blue Q Octopus Shopping Bag
The Blue Q Octopus Shopping Bag is made from 95% post-consumer material, making an environmentally friendly way of shopping even more environmentally friendly. Addtionaly 1% of sales of all Blue Q bags is donated by Blue Q to support the conservation work of The Nature Conservancy.
This shopping bag not only can be used for shopping but for general use as a shoulder bag, has a good amount of storage ability inside. The texture of the bag is quite rumpled.
The handles of the bag are strong and reinforced. Its great to have a shopping bag that works as a shoulder bag which is strong enough to hold groceries as well as not having to hold it. It will however not stow away quite as small as other shopping bags.
The artwork on the bag is designed by Steven Noble and the octopus and flowers are particularly vibrant and fun.
- Colourful and vibrant
- Strong and durable
- Art print design
- Able to carry on the shoulder
- Expensive in comparison to other shopping bags
- Does not fold away small
This is a piece of artwork that any mermaid would love to have as long as you have a little extra cash and a little more space to stow it.
This is a review of the 6 pack reusable shopping bags with a turtle and ocean theme bag included.
This is a pretty little shell design shopping bag, which the design on both sides of the bag. It is a strong blue with a turtle design amongst the bag outer.
Made with quality rip stop nylon, making the bag waterproof and particularily tough. This lovely bag folds away easily into itself to great a small carry bag easily stowed away in a pocket or other bag. There is a popper close when it works as a full size bag or in its small carry form.
This is definitely one of the most sturdiest shopping bags a mermaid is going to find.
It also comes in a pack of 6 reusable other shopping bags.
- Pretty design
- Educational and topic starter with ocean sealife
- Foldable and carries neatly
- Easy to wipe
- Next day delivery with Amazon Prime
This is one of the sturdiest carry bags available for a mermaid on a shopping mission.
This is a reivew of the Im Done Adulting Lets Be Mermaids Tote Shopping Bag
This is a bag with a bright, colourful and fun printed design, telling everyone exactly the mermaid you are. Using good quality cotton fabric which so far has not faded with time.
Although of a simple make up with no zip, or pockets, this is a lovely cotton bag perfect for picking up shopping. It backs away particularly small in a pocket and is extremely lightweight.
There is also the option of getting the same design on matching tshirts and other accessories.
- Fun theme
- Easy to read
- Choice of colours
- Natural material
- Folds away easily
- No extra pockets/zips
- No carry case for it
This is a simple yet in your face kind of shopping bag.