Is Your Business on a Green Mission? Start with Custom Reusable Bags

June 13, 2014
There has never been a better time to start making your company greener. Consumers respond to businesses that respect the environment for the sake of the community and the planet as a whole. Frankly, there is too much bad news about the environment to ignore. If you use resources in the pursuit of profit, people want to know you’re doing it efficiently. Start by replacing paper or plastic bags with wholesale custom bags that are reusable. What does a bag have to do with conserving resources? Everyone knows how many trees is needed to make paper bags, but plastic bags are as bad (if not worse) for carrying home goods from a store. Plastic bags take oil and electricity to make, more oil (fuel for diesel trucks) to transport to stores and then even more (diesel trucks again) to collect. Once this enormous amount of energy is expended for a single-use bag, communities have to find a place to bury them for the next thousand years. Clearly, we can do better. Wholesale custom bags provide a simple solution to the wasteful bag habit we have acquired. Families use anywhere between 25 and 30 plastic bags a week, which is the conservative estimate. Over the course of a year, a single family can pick up 1,500 bags shopping around town. Multiply that by a city of thousands or (gasp) millions and it’s clear our bag habit is unsustainable. New York City uses about 5 billion plastic bags a year, officials say. Business owners who set an example by ordering custom reusable bags set an excellent example in the community. Once you order wholesale custom bags with your company name and logo on them, you’ll see them all over town and beyond. People want to go green but often don’t have the tools do so. Business owners can give them the bags and start the trend in a community to end the waste caused by single-use bags. Consumers will promote your mission every time they carry your bags to the store. For more information about Holden eco-friendly reusable shopping bags or for a quote please visit or contact us at 800.255.0885.