I remember the first time I went grocery shopping for myself when I first started sharing an apartment. It was a fun and very annoying experience for me, let me elaborate. Without my boo around to help me carry things around and not budgeting properly I ended up spending all the money I had and did not leave any money for transportation (bus/taxis) so this left me in a bit of a pickle – I had to walk a very long distance home with more shopping bags than I care to mention and most of us (at least in the UK) know how flimsy the store ‘free’ store bags are. Needless to say I had not even left the supermarket parking lot before half of my shopping was on the floor. I was so annoyed that since then whenever I go shopping without the steel enforced bags (
just kidding) I always use double bags which is helpful but not a solution but fret not my dear friends I have found a replacement that is both cute, strong, durable and absolutely needed. Not forgetting the best solution to the plastic bag tax being introduced in the UK so this little miracle will help you save on that too.
A few weeks ago I was given an opportunity to try out ‘MyBuddy-Box‘ which I will confess right now is pretty awesome but currently not been used as often as I would like. When I first received the buddybox I was a little confused because I thought someone had sent me a very cute laptop bag but then I opened it and it expanded and then I understood the purpose. When you open the box the first thing you notice it how pretty and strong the box is, I love how easy it is to open up and close up when not in use. This box is so stylish it can make your handbags run for the closet space. I can see this being a big hit with my family and friends as it can be used in countless ways not only to be steel enforced carrier bag but could be used as a storage box or spontaneous picnic box. I am in love with this buddybox and definitely recommend to everyone who had suffered the pain even humiliation of torn plastic carrier bags. This box is made from 100% recycled polyethene, can pack upto 20Kg and it’s guaranteed for life.
About MyBuddy-box and their mission
We manufacture and sell here in the UK a unique consumer product called MyBuddy-Box which is an attractive, long-lasting, folding, stackable box, which we have designed to give customers a better and practical alternative to single-use carriers and ‘floppy’bags. It is the green alternative to the plastic bags as we make them in 100% recycled material, thus making them 100% recyclable. We digitally print them in a number of different fun and eye catching designs. They protect your food and save you time at the supermarket and at home. No more hassle of what to do with all those plastic bags all over the kitchen surfaces once you’ve unpacked and no more losing your shopping in the car boot.
This is a demo of how they work:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZKy5f6Utd4
Our vision for MyBuddy-Box is is for them to be offered by the supermarkets as a customer service style product, which in turn will change customer behaviour away from using plastic bags.
The lovely people at MyBuddy-Box have kindly created a P&P code for A July Dreamer readers, just enter MALANGA at check-out and get free shipping for every order. MyBuddy-box is also launching a new website I would love it if you could give them some love.
Disclosure: I was sent My Buddy-box to facilitate this review, however this has not influenced my review. All reviews are my honest opinion.