Is Nylon Biodegradable?

According to ”Sort of.  Nylon takes between 30 and 40 years to biodegrade, that is quite a long time but nothing compared to the estimated 500 years for a plastic bag. Nylon is renewable and recyclable because it can be broken apart to form new nylon or a new product. Nylon is recycled frequently to make carpets.”       

The original washable produce bag

What are your bags made of?

Washable Produce Bags are made of 100% Nylon.

Where can I purchase these bags?

You can buy these bags here, or visit one of the retail locations listed  here.

Can I put these bags in the dryer?

These bags dry so quickly that there is no need to put these bags in the dryer. You can pat them dry in a towel or just shake them off. But if you prefer, it’s no problem to toss them in the dryer.


Can I wash these bags in the dishwasher?

You can wash the bags in the washing machine, but it is usually not necessary. We recommend squirting a little dish soap on them and rinsing them off in the sink by hand.


Are these bags recyclable?

Washable Produce Bags are 100% nylon and with proper care, will last indefinitely.Some people have found other uses for the bags such as seed sprouting. Have fun coming up with creative things to do with the bags and share some of your ideas with us.

Can I wash the produce in the bag?

Yes, you can wash your produce right in the bag. Then just shake off any excess water and your bag will dry very quickly as water does not cling to the nylon fabric. Lettuce can be cut up, placed in the bag and used like a lettuce spinner. It works great!


Will my produce stay fresh in these bags?

Most vegetable will do fine just as they are in the bag in your refrigerator. Wrap leafy greens, such as lettuce, in a damp towel as these vegetables tend to dry out quickly. Fruit such as apples and pears will benefit from the mesh material that allows the ethylene gas that these fruits release to escape, thus helping to preserve the fruit. The bag has no chemicals in it that will preserve produce.

Have the bags been tested for toxic substances?

Yes, Washable Produce Bags have been tested by the FDA for food contact, metals, and phthalates (California bill AB 1108:2007 and California Prop 65) by an independent laboratory.