Sail into summer with 25% OFF sitewide (exclusions apply) using code WEEKEND25 at checkout! Sale ends 5/29 at 11:59pm PST.
Trashy Bags

Upcycled Tote Bag

This fun tote bag is made by artisans and is constructed of upcycled water sachets from the streets of Accra, Ghana. It zips up into a small pouch for easy storage and unzips to make a larger tote that's perfect for shopping or as an everyday tote.

5.0 | See 3 reviews3
16.1" (H) x 7.9" (W) x 14.2" (L)

product information

(tap the icons to learn more)

Certified Organic

Organic is a labeling term found on products that have been produced using cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that support the cycling of on-farm resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Organic producers rely on natural substances and physical, mechanical, or biologically-based farming methods to the fullest extent possible.

Responsibly Sourced

Products made from planet-friendly materials such as GOTS or Oeko Tex certified textiles.

Ethically Made

Ethically made products are produced by companies that meet the minimum requirements of ethical impact on workers, customers, the community, and the environment. The best-known certification in this space is a Certified B Corporation.

Kind to the Planet

Products made by brands that are either Climate Neutral or 1% for the Planet Certified, or those that offset their carbon emissions through other carbon offset methods.

Thoughtful Packaging

Products that utilize packaging that is made from recycled, plant-based, or zero waste materials and/or are refillable by design.

Cruelty Free

Products that are manufactured and produced by methods that do not involve experimentation on animals.

Clean Ingredients

Products that are created and produced without any proven or suspected toxic ingredients. This means they are formulated without phthalates, formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasers, oxybenzone and octinoxate, hydroquinone, triclosan, coal tar, methylisothiazolinone, insoluble plastic, microbeads.

Fair Trade

Products bearing a fair trade label are grown, produced, and sold under a system that guarantees that farmers, artisans, and factory workers are paid fairly for their work.

why this eco-swap wins

our team has tried thousands of products, and here's why we love this one.

  • Made with repurposed material.
  • Supports artisans in West Africa.
  • Company has collected and recycled over 30 million plastic sachets since they started in 2007.
Tested by Brightly Staff
Liza M.
This is easily my favorite eco swap of all time. This tote is made out of upcycled plastic water sachets that are collected (then cleaned and sanitized) from the streets of Ghana. What's even more special is that I got to meet the artisans myself and see the whole process. Every purchase of these totes provides fair wages for (mostly female) artisans in Accra.
Upcycled Tote Bag
Paper Grocery Bag
Made With Repurposed Material
Made With Repurposed Material
Supports Artisans
Supports Artisans


5.0 out of 5
Review this product
Share your experience with other customers.