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What Are The Advantages Of Eco Friendly Recycled Plastic Bags?
12/06/2018
in Recycled Bags by Dave

With many stores banning the use of single-use plastic, we are seeing a resurgence in the popularity of recycled plastic bags. They were all the rage a few years ago when a handful of multinational businesses tried to be more eco-friendly, but their flimsiness quickly made customers speak out and demand the return of normal bags. Updates in technology have seen them return.

 

Recycled plastic bags offer a number of advantages, including:

  • Advertising
    As businesses know that the bags will be reused, they’re more inclined to spend the money having their logo and business name emblazoned across the front. This is not a benefit for the environment, but it is a benefit for you as a business owner – for only a little extra cost, you can rest assured that everyone who sees the tote will know who you are.
  • Durability
    How many times have you placed something with sharp edges, such as a tray of meat, into a plastic grocery bag only for it to tear through before you’ve gotten it home? One of the main advantages of a recycled option is that the tote will be far more durable, helping to prevent these sorts of accidents from occurring and letting you reuse it.
  • Eco-Friendly
    Although more energy is required to produce a reusable bag than a plastic one, the fact that they can be reused over and over again means that energy is saved in the long run. This also keeps potentially harmful chemicals and materials from making their way into the environment and water systems where they can wreak havoc.
  • Hygienic
    There is some contention surrounding this particular point, but many people believe that reusable bags are far more hygienic than their single-use counterparts. This is due to the fact that many of them can be washed when required, whilst others are made from materials that bacteria simply cannot survive on.
  • Variety
    These bags are available in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and even colours. This ensures a perfect match for your business, the products you sell and the sorts of applications that you think your customers might use the totes for. This sort of array is simply not possible when dealing with standard plastic options – brand new doors will be opened.

 

If you are still unsure about making the switch to recycled plastic bags, we hope that the information provided above has given you a much better idea of all the advantages you will receive. It is important to note that, if you want to make more eco-friendly choices in your own life, the bags you use to carry groceries and goods home is an easy way to do this.