Many people are not aware about how much damage discarded plastic bags are doing to our planet. It is far more harmful to the world around us than it is useful in day-today life. Approximately one trillion plastic bags are used each year globally and less than 5% of plastic is recycled. Hence, they can seemingly last almost forever and take a very long time to break down and decompose. However, nowadays it’s time to replace plastic with reusable bags. They are nothing new, but with a new growing desire to reduce waste. They are becoming more widely used and a welcome gift by one and all. It’s a very good thing, and a little step to live in a more sustainable way!
To start with, just think about how many plastic bags do you use each week when you go to the grocery store or supermarket? Make a count of how many plastic bags you can save each year. Those marine creatures like sea turtles, whales, dolphins and others who mistake these floating bags for food and eat them. Indeed, reusable bags are much more effective than time wasters and a good start to prevent thus protecting our environment.
Benefits of reusable bags
Reusable shopping bags fulfil a need. Shoppers need a way to carry their groceries and other purchases home from the store or supermarket, and reusable shopping bags can easily serve that purpose. Long ago, supermarkets began giving customers single-use plastic bags to pack up and carry their purchases. These lightweight bags seem to be very convenient, yet they set off a variety of environmental issues. Hence, today reusable shopping bags are a great alternative to make it easy for shoppers to store and carry their items, without any of the negative impacts of single-use plastic bags.
- Less trash less pollution
Reusable bags are responsible for decrease in the amount of trash and litter. The durable, reusable nature of these bags means people can use them again and again. By comparison, single-use plastic bags are very likely to end up in landfill or as litter. Today, more than 150 million tonnes of plastic do exist in our ocean. Plastic does not break down easily and takes over 1000 years to decompose. So, when it is in a landfill it stays forever and poses a danger to animals and their habitats. Hence, the more reusable bags we use, the lesser the trash we will receive and the lesser the pollution will have.
- Better use of resources
Reusable bags are built to hold up under regular use. All of our reusable bags are made from recycled or sustainable materials which are eco-friendly. Responsibly using these materials reduces the environmental impact of the bags and makes it easy to recycle these bags when the time comes. We do have reusable food storage bags that are the best in the world. These storage bags are multi-functional, 100% silicone, food-grade bags that are a healthy alternative to plastic. It can store any kind of food, from liquids, such as soup, sauces to solids, like fruits, veggies, ready and pre-cooked meals. They keep all your vegetables and fresh fruits much longer. Thus, the reusable bags can be used day after day, and wash them when necessary.
Reusable bags are stronger and can be used for many years’ worth of shopping trips. They can also carry far more weight than plastic bags. Thus, it is designed to have strong handles so that it will be easy to carry all the stuff.
Reducing your use of plastic bags is a simple action with huge impact. In fact, the better option is to replace it with a reusable bag. Reusable bags cause a lot of good in terms of reducing trash and making the best use of recycled and sustainable materials. Together we can act now, and make a difference.