Did you know that every second, 160,000 plastic bags are used around the world? Or that 1 million bags end up in the trash every minute? Grocery stores across the country are slowly starting to ban plastic bags, forcing shoppers to bring reusable bags with them whenever they shop..which is fantastic! We are one step closer to becoming a green community, and we want to do anything we can to help make that happen. That is why our special for the month of February are reusable grocery tote bags that can be customized with your company logo.
Reducing the use of plastic bags and replacing them with reusable totes will have a long-term effect on our planet, and here’s why:
If people begin the switch from plastic to reusable grocery bags, then there will be a significant decrease in pollution. It takes plastic bags nearly anywhere from 15 to 1,000 years to break down, and this can be avoided when switching over to the better option because one person making a transition can make all the difference. It is as simple as using a free reusable bag given to you at an event and bringing it whenever you shop – make the change!
With the pollution comes the decrease in wildlife. We have all seen the commercials with pollution in the ocean and how many animals are killed daily from consuming garbage. It is no surprise that our wildlife population is decreasing due to the animals mistaking plastic bag particles for food, think about how many animals lives can be saved by just one simple act.
Save the trees
Plastic bags aren’t the only problem. You might say the paper tote bags are much better than the plastic, but there are 14 million trees sacrificed every year in the U.S. alone. I think there may be a very easy alternative to solve this problem… oh right, reusable totes! If you could make a difference with one simple change, wouldn’t you do it?
Some places are beginning to charge customers for plastic bags, encouraging them to bring their own. So really, you would be saving money by purchasing reusable totes, and who doesn’t want to save money?
We could list facts about what harm plastic bags do to the environment all day long, but the simplest fact of them all is that us as human beings are the change our world needs to see. After reading this post, reusable grocery totes are about to be a promotional product trend all 2020, you heard it here first!