Making the Switch: 3 Major Benefits of Ditching Plastic Grocery Bags

Making the Switch: 3 Major Benefits of Ditching Plastic Grocery Bags

November 01, 2017

For years, American shoppers have gotten their groceries in plastic bags. Unfortunately, these bags aren't typically reused or even properly discarded. Year after year, all of these plastic grocery bags are tossed into the garbage and end up polluting the environment around the world. 

It's finally time to fight back. 

The fight against plastic bags has to occur on an individual level, but it has to start at the store level. It's important that every convenient store owner and grocery store owner knows the importance of making this switch and is aware of the benefits of using reusable grocery bags instead of these feeble ones. 

Here are some of the main benefits of using reusable grocery bags: 

Preserving Animal Health

It's estimated that at least one million birds, 100,000 turtles, and countless other sea animals die every year due to ingesting plastic. These animals often confuse floating plastic bags for edible sea life like plankton and jellyfish. As a result, many of these creatures end up dying after ingesting this dangerous material. If we can completely eliminate our plastic bag usage, that means our water will finally be clear of these bags. 

Fight Domestic and Global Pollution

A single plastic bag can take anywhere from 15 to 1,000 years to break down. In a landfill, hundreds of these bags are often piled together, these bags can stick around for centuries, constantly harming the environment. If our stores can stop providing customers with plastic options, and only give out reusable bags, we can significantly cut down on the global pollution and help change the world. 

Improve customer-store relations

Your customers might not be as environmentally conscious as they should be, but they will surely thank you for providing them with larger, more convenient, reusable bags. Rather than dealing with the hassle of taking grocery items out of plastic bags, each customer will simply keep all their times inside a large reusable bag and have the ability to use the same bag over and over again. 

These are only a few of the main benefits of using reusable grocery bags. Still not convinced? Contact Holden Bags today to learn more about how you can help change the world by ditching plastic and making the switch to reusable grocery bags.