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Recycled style! Torrain bags are made from materials that were originally used to transport fish feed and cement in Southeast Asia. The Torrain bag styles are designed in Portland, Oregon but are made in Cambodia by artisans who benefit from this employment. Get the whole Torrain history on the website.

Style: Tote – colorful, durable, lightweight, and water resistant. Colors and prints vary. This tangerine tote is 15.5 x 20″. It has interior pockets and a zip pocket. The outside of the bag is the original bag material (woven plastic) but the inside of the bag is lined with a cotton/nylon blend.




It’s not trash when it can be turned into something else useful. Different bag styles for many stylish uses. The beach, pool, gym, spa. For shopping or picnicking. A cool bag for your summer adventures! How would you use yours?


Recycle with TORRAIN. 

Join us in developing our next line of products!  

If you have a farm, big or small, we need your used plastic feed bags! 
Not only will you see them transformed into new, stylish products but you will be saving our land and seas from being stockpiled with more plastic… that never goes away!
Defend Your Turf and ship your used plastic feed bags to:
TORRAIN Recycled Bags
265 N Hancock St
ste 103
Portland, OR 97227

Notes From Dawn received a tote bag from TORRAIN in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Engage Green is an innovative green company that creates top-notch fashionable bags and accessories. The Engage Green collection is made from recycled materials, turning waste into something wonderful.
Having done a review for Engage Green in the Spring, I knew I would be in for a treat.

EG9 Penguin & Rooster Large Messenger

The Engage Green Messenger bag is perfect for back-to-school time. This bag is made from recycled plastic. It is roomy and offers many pockets for organizing. The main area is large enough for a laptop but there isn’t any padding for protection. It has a comfortable adjustable strap, a cell phone pocket, and a water bottle pocket. The material feels similar to nylon.

Wondering how recycled plastic is turned into the material for this bag?

How PETE is recycled . . .Plastics are collected from curbside recycling and drop-off locations. From there, they go to a material recovery facility, where they are sorted and sent to a reclamation facility. There, the plastic is inspected and washed. Next, it is chopped into small flakes. The flakes are placed into a flotation tank and then dried in a tumbler. The dried flakes are placed in an extruder where they are melted. The melted plastic is sifted through a screen to remove any contaminants and then it is formed into strands. Finally, the strands are chopped into pellets and sold to manufacturers to make new products, such as the fabric that is used to create Engage Green designs.

Did you know . . . It takes 18 post-consumer 16 oz. plastic drinking bottles to make one yard of our material? 

My on-the-go messenger bag tells the message. The message that there’s a better way.

We turn consumerism into something positive by engaging what we call [The Green Cycle] – choosing the right material, creating a functional design and engaging environmentally conscious consumers.

I received the EG9 messenger bag from Engage Green to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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