1. Life Without Plastic Organic Cotton Mesh Plastic Free Produce Bag – Large

These organic cotton mesh bags are breathable, but their thick weave makes them sturdy enough to handle heavier produce. At the store, I usually throw items that I buy in multiples (lemons, limes, onions, etc.) into them to keep things organized. They’re also strong enough to store larger, bulkier produce like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower if you don’t want to place those directly into your cart.

The real selling point with these bags is their durability. I’ve had mine for over three years and they’re still in as good shape as the day I bought them. They have a cotton drawstring close, which makes them easy to hand-wash or throw in the machine (metal string tips can jangle around in the machine and sometimes fall off). I’ve found that this size is also perfect for storing toiletries and cosmetics, so you’ll find a few of them stuffed in my bathroom vanity too.

Life Without Plastic Organic Cotton Mesh Plastic Free Produce Bag – Large ($6)

Best for: The grocery store

Throw in: Lemons, limes, onions, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower