Ever been to the supermarket and seen those interesting bags made out of fabric, not paper or plastic? As society becomes more eco-conscious, more people are consciously deciding against choosing disposable bags in favor of their own personalized reusable shopping bags. These are fantastic alternatives that have many benefits for us individually and for the world.
Plastic Bags are Everywhere
Plastic bags are a huge cause of litter. Not only do they clutter up your cabinets, your work space, or your trash can, but they can be found everywhere! They can be seen on the streets, in the ocean, stuck in trees. Aesthetically, it’s just not a good look! If everyone just had reusable shopping bags there wouldn’t be any more of this clutter!
They’re UsefulHaving your own bag not only liberates you from the encumbrance of the plastic, but also gives you the freedom to express yourself. “Personalized” means you can have whatever you want on it, be it a business logo or your favorite store, mantra, or TV show. They’re also spacious and durable, giving you the ability to carry many groceries at a time, time and time again. Having many of them allows you to carry more and switch up your style when appropriate.
They Protect the Environment
Not only does the litter look bad, but constantly using plastic bags instead of personalized reusable shopping bags means that the production demand is continuously steady. The manufacturing plastic bags causes a great deal of pollution by itself, let alone the amount that the individual bags cause. The bags can disrupt marine environments by floating into rivers or into the ocean. Since they aren’t biodegradable, they don’t break down in the environment and thus accumulate over time. This can smother the homes of fish and nests of birds, or choke larger creatures that accidentally swallow them. Having a reusable shopping bag lowers the demand.
Just think about the amount of bags you use on a yearly basis. Think of the thousands of bags that we throw away in our lifetime. Many of these bags don’t make it to the dump, and become litter or pollution. Getting a reusable shopping bag can make a huge difference for the world, and in many cases, our lives.