1. These cool-looking eco-friendly totes, compact enough to keep in your desk or car, make every day Earth Day
Sales of this recycled polypropylene tote benefit environmental programming for children. Get Hip Get Green, $6 each, $25 for five; thegreenloop.com.
—By Brooke Kosofsky Glassberg
2. Heavy Loader
This polyester model holds the equivalent of two standard plastic supermarket bags. Envirosax, $8.50 each, $38 for five; thegreenloop.com.
3. Straight from Cambodia
Sturdy, colorful rice sacks produced in Cambodia are recycled as totes. Gecko Traders, $27; ecobags.com.
4. Totally organic (and proceeds go to charity!)
All proceeds from the sale of these organic cotton bags go to Farm Aid to promote local, organic, and sustainable farming. Hayden-Harnett, $27; haydenharnett.com.
5. Pesticide-free and completely biodegradable
This pesticide-free organic cotton satchel is biodegradable; you can even plant it when it wears out. GreenOne, $41; thegreenloop.com.
6. Chic and Stylish
Chic details—snap-shut patch pockets, rope handles—dress up basic cotton canvas. Beau Soleil, $44; tobi.com.
7. Waterproof and plenty of room
A virtually waterproof coating makes for a great weekend or diaper bag. Jane Marvel, $57; janemarvel.com.
8. Give Back
Each sale of this reversible burlap bag designed by Lauren Bush provides a school year of meals for one child in need. World Food Programme Feed Bag, $60; amazon.com/feed.
Beach-ready totes, made in Maine from recycled sails, can withstand wear and tear. Sea Bags, $110; seabags.com.