Whether you like it or not, reusable bags will become one of your shopping tools. Most of us like the idea of using a reusable bag. “Reduce our carbon footprint, “clean up the environment”, and “SAVE THE PLANET” are all phrases we would like to adopt in our style of living. Switching to a reusable shopping bag is actually a step in the right direction. Tobegin your journey on this virtuous path to eco-friendly consumerism, you do need to first buy
your reusable bags. Like many healthy trends (like going to the gym) we often delay embarking on them because we “don’t have the time” or we just keep forgetting to do it. Often times, receiving negative information is the only way to kick-start our healthy habits. To encourage consumers to use a reusable bag when shopping, we will share the ‘negative’ aspects of continuing to use the disposable bags.
Most of us are aware of the increasing amount of trash accumulating across the globe. When consumers throw away a plastic bag, it will not decompose. If the plastic bag makes its way to a water source, usually via a sewer, it can wreak havoc on marine animals. Simply disposing of your plastic bag in a trash can doesn’t mean it won’t accidently fly into a nearby gutter and begin its journey out to sea to create an environmental hazard. Paper bags are not immune to harming our environment. Paper bags add to deforestation, which affects air quality, plant growth, global warming….the list goes on.
Have we scared you yet?
If we have, then good, because it means we have encouraged you to look at your shopping habits and made you consider reusable bags. Let’s switch gears and look at the positive aspects of reusable bags. What’s the most obvious positive feature? It’s REUSABLE! Anything that you can use repeatedly avoids the need to replace it, essentially eliminating the amount in existence. Even more obvious is the fact that anything reusable means less money leaves your pocket. Deciding to take reusable bags whenever you shop means you reduce the amount of plastic or paper bags in circulation. If we all continue that trend, we can make a huge difference. The amount of trash will be reduced, animals will be saved, fewer trees will be cut down, global warming will be less drastic and yes, we will begin to SAVE THE PLANET!
Whether you’re an individual consumer or a representative for a large company, incorporating reusable bags into your daily living or business-setting can make a dramatic difference. As a company, you can hand out attractive reusable bags with your logo and name to your customers to help them pick up better shopping habits, but also to promote your brand. As an individual, you can actually start utilizing that reusable bag! If we all work together, taking it one step at a time, we can make a difference and SAVE THE PLANET!