Reusable Bags Combat Piles Of Plastic In the Ocean
Becoming a difference maker and playing a small role in saving our environment – that’s the reason many people buy wholesale custom bags.
It’s important to make an individual difference, even a small one, in the huge plastic industry. From a variety of sources, 46,000 pieces of plastic flow into every single square mile in the ocean.
If that were the only statistic, it would be enough! It comes from a study of plastic by the United Nations Environmental Program. It’s one of many statistics that motivate people and companies to buy their own custom bags.
In fact, up to one trillion plastic bags are used every year, worldwide, says the Environmental Protection Agency. And the percentage of those bags that are recycled? Less than 1%!
Plastic bags pose a significant threat to the environment. Because of that threat, an increasing number of companies are buying their own wholesale custom bags. It’s an investment in the conservation of energy and it leads to less carbon emissions, as well as saving on plastic.
Around the world, people are saying no to plastic and yes to reusable on “Say No To Plastic Bags” Day and throughout the year. Environmentally conscious organizations and companies can add momentum to the reusable movement with their own wholesale custom bags.
Ease of use with plastic plus the convenience and the cost, make the need for custom bags even more significant. Reusable can become a lifestyle and promoting the lifestyle by offering custom bags adds more people to the movement.
Samantha, a 45-year-old business owner and connoisseur of good food, buys reusable bags and hands them out in the grocery store, as well as to employees. She says she doesn’t use the quickie plastic bags in the produce aisle. Instead, she uses reusable – and she’s careful to clean them on a regular basis.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietics (AND) says only 15% of people who use reusable bags wash them regularly. Many millions of Americans are hit in some way each year by food poisoning. Simple, practical steps for cleaning the bags makes the risk nearly nil.
Another good way to avoid potential contamination is to use separate bags for raw food and, for example, fresh produce. Washing the reusable bags is an important safety measure and it provides a good example for people who could be affected by cross contamination.
With proper hygiene, reusable bags are a safe and wise use of the planet’s resources.