I have been searching for a sustainable and plastic free stylish bag for what seems like forever when I came across BAGGU and I fell in love! Not only do they have an amazing range of cotton bags, but they ship it to me with minimal packaging and I love that! This recycled bag is an awesome handbag that can pack all your reusables for the day! It will easily hold a reusable water bottle, lunch box and your valuables! RECYCLED NYLON All of baggu's ripstop nylon styles are made with at least 32% recycled material, and all of their heavyweight nylon styles are made with 59% recycled material. They use a recycled nylon filament yarn produced from pre-consumer waste, which means they'resaving scrap material from being landfilled, and in turn helping conserve petroleum resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. WHY 40%? Affordability is the reason Baggu's recycled ripstop nylon is at least 32% recycled. Baggu have custom-developed their recycled nylon fabrics, and unfortunately the cost goes up as the recycled percentage increases. Ultimately, Baggu's goal is to develop 100% recycled nylon fabric, but for now these percentages are the maximum we can incorporate without compromising affordability. As technology progresses and demand for recycled nylon increases, this percentage will grow.