How to get a Notabag from a plastic bottle?


Plastic pollution is nothing new anymore. With estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year, by the time of 2050, it is projected that there will be less fish than plastic swimming in our marine environment.

But don’t bottle out – we got you.

By design, Notabag embodies durability and quality form the very first moment. Our combination of a bag and a backpack offers a reusable alternative to single use plastic bag. Besides, we are making a positive impact with our membership of the 1% for the Planet movement. This global movement is a collaboration of organizations who commit to donate one percent of the annual sales to environmental non-profits. These supported non-profits work on pressing issues including climate, food, land, pollution, water and wildlife.

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But we wanted to go further and beyond and close the resource cycle of a Notabag. Thus, we are excited to share that our new Notabag Recycled Collection is the answer to an ongoing and worldwide plastic pollution while saving valuable resources. 

From a plastic bottle to a transformable Shopper 

Notabag Recycled is a smart combination of a bag and backpack made of recycled plastic bottles. Each bag is giving 12 bottles a second life, providing a new choice for a mindful and eco-conscious lifestyle.

The Journey of each recycled bag starts with the collection of plastic bottles by local council or private companies. Machines then remove anything that has be wrongly recycled. This is a vital procedure, since materials that are any different to plastic bottles reduce the quality of the material.

In a next step, the bottles are shredded into small PET flakes passing through a liquid solution to remove any labels or glue. Then, the dried PET flakes pass through a machine that heats and stretches the PET flakes into a fiber. Bundled together, these small fibers complete to a yarn used for the Notabag production. Our fabric producers will then create the final product giving back a second life to the collected plastic bottles.


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The 100% Recycled PET Polyester is water-resistant and machine washable. The long-lasting material carries all your favorite snacks or library books. Notabag Recycled Collection is available in four colors bringing nature to your urban life.

  • Notabag Recycled Mustard
  • Notabag Recycled Sage
  • Notabag Recycled Cornflower
  • Notabag Recycled Black

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Meet the Production Team

Along our path to a sustainable company, we always valued transparent communication about our production practices. When we started looking into potential partners, Sam suggested collaborating with a small family-run factory in Guangdong province, China.

Since 2016 we have maintained a close relationship. As we grew, the family-run factory opened second one to accommodate our increasing orders.

Find out more about our production team here.

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