San Diego Moms: Local Business Takes Grocery Stress Out

The Lotus wheeled bag. Photo courtesy of Lotus Sustainables

Any outing with your kids can turn into a stressful situation, even something as mundane as grocery shopping. Luckily for parents, San Diego-based Lotus Sustainables takes the stress out of grocery shopping while being environmentally conscious.

Lotus Sustainables offers the Lotus Wheel Bag, an all-in-one system to make grocery shopping faster and easier. Shoppers can organize their groceries while tossing them in the cart, then they can easily store them at home.

The company also offers Lotus product bags, which are washable and reusable and ideal for snacks, toys and other child-friendly items. Finally, the company offers the Lotus Trolley Clip where parents can simply clip their phone directly onto the handlebars of a grocery cart.

Jennifer Dehmoubed, who co-founded the company with her husband, Farzan, said Lotus Sustainables was initially created with the Earth in mind.

“The average American family uses more than 1,500 plastic bags a year, and knowing that only less than 3% of plastics are actually recycled and reused, it’s staggering to think about how much plastic we use unnecessarily,” said- she declared. “Nearly 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year. However, remembering to bring a bunch of cheap reusable grocery bags to the store and then deal with the clutter of it all in the cart, as well as how dirty and moldy they get, just wasn’t sufficient.

Jennifer Dehmoubed. Photo courtesy of Lotus Sustainables

Dehmoubed said he discovered an opportunity to create a “smart solution” to improve the shopping experience. And the response from families has been overwhelmingly positive. Parents have described Lotus Sustainable products as game-changing and practical while eliminating waste.

“Lotus is here to make your shopping experience easier, efficient and organized, while helping to make the world more sustainable,” Dehmoubed said. “We help people eliminate single-use plastics from their lives with high-quality, sustainable solutions that are better for them and our planet.”

What better ? Lotus Sustainables has pledged to donate 10% of its profits to non-profit organizations working to end plastic pollution, fight climate change and champion social and environmental justice.

Lotus Sustainables products are available in retail stores across the country. For more information, visit lotus-sustainables.com.

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