Change the World: 5 Reasons to Join the Reusable Grocery Bag Movement

Change the World: 5 Reasons to Join the Reusable Grocery Bag Movement

January 19, 2017

If you're offering plastic shopping bags to your customers, you should probably contact a wholesale tote bag supplier and hop on the reusable bandwagon. There are so many benefits of reusable bags rather than plastic ones that end up being thrown out and making up more than 10% of debris that ends up on U.S. shorelines. Here are a few reasons why your shoppers will enjoy reusable bags over disposable.

  1. Durability -- Reusable bags are much more durable than traditional plastic shopping bags....
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Florida and California Pushing for Statewide Ban of Plastic Bags to Protect Environment

Florida and California Pushing for Statewide Ban of Plastic Bags to Protect Environment

January 16, 2017

In some parts of the U.S., because plastic bags aren't being properly disposed of by consumers, people are forced to do their shopping without plastic bags.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has been collecting bags for more than a decade, only 2% of plastic bags are actually recycled in the United States. Reusable bags are a great alternative to typical grocery bags, and might become even more popular after various state legislation bans plastic bags in even more...

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What Am I Supposed to Do With This Drawstring Bag?

What Am I Supposed to Do With This Drawstring Bag?

November 01, 2016

You are familiar with the reusable totebag.  You know how it’s good for the environment, how much stronger it is and how it can even be a fashion statement.  A different kind of reusable bag has come onto the scene – the drawstring bag.  It may not be new to you but until recently, it had limited use.  If you have never had one, you may wonder “What am I supposed to do with this drawstring bag?”  Here are a few things that make them...

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Wash Your Reusable Bags

Wash Your Reusable Bags

October 24, 2016

More and more, U.S. consumers are demanding that businesses “go green.”

Reusable bags are undoubtedly environmentally friendly.  Depending on the type, most multi-use bags last for at least a year – sometimes for much longer.  The longer they last, the dirtier they become and it isn’t just dirt that’s a problem – it’s bacteria too.  If you carry your groceries in reusable bags, you need to wash your reusable bags on a regular basis.

The...

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Why We Need to Sort Garbage

Why We Need to Sort Garbage

October 03, 2016

In the U.S., the average person generates about 7 pounds of trash every day and over a ton of trash every year.   The amount of garbage we generate has tripled since the 1960s but most of that trash doesn’t need to end up in the landfill.  In fact, some estimates show that 75% of trash is actually recyclable but to recycle, we need to sort that garbage.

Landfill

Anything that goes into your garbage can usually ends up in the landfill.  There are more than 3,000 landfills...

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Facts about reusable bags

Facts about reusable bags

September 28, 2016

Remember the question, “Paper or plastic?”  A few decades ago, that little question could set off an argument.  Today, many people are opting for “neither” and going with reusable bags.  That’s a good thing for multiple reasons from the environment to money and beyond.  What if everyone used their own?  Here are some facts about reusable bags to answer that question.

Plastic

Pretty much everyone is against plastic today.  Though some...

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Why Reusable Bags Are Better Than Paper

Why Reusable Bags Are Better Than Paper

September 06, 2016

Recently, what type of bag you use at the grocery store has become a subject of debate.   Most people have a negative view of plastic bags for a number of reasons.  Some advocate returning to the paper bag as an alternative – but not everyone.  While a complete ban on both plastic and paper is considered to be the most “progressive” view, in reality, it isn’t modern at all – it is a return to the past.  We know why plastic wasn’t a great...

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Simple steps to help the environment

Simple steps to help the environment

August 17, 2016

Going green.  From world politics to elementary schools, the state of our environment is something we hear about on a regular basis.  You may not be able to run your appliances off of wind power but there are a few simple steps you can take to help the environment.  It starts with the “three R’s” – not the old school subjects but:

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

You can’t save the environment by yourself, but small steps that you take to help have...

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Why Ban Plastic Bags?

Why Ban Plastic Bags?

August 04, 2016

The single-use plastic shopping bag replaced the paper bag beginning in 1979.  It was promoted as an improvement on the brown-paper bag because it was cheaper. It was not widely accepted by consumers but careful marketing convinced the public that plastic was better for the environment.  Even though plastic bags don’t require the “killing of trees,” they haven’t been a save-all and many cities have enacted bag bans.  Some chose to ban plastic bags, while...

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Why Your Resort Should Be Using Custom Bags

Why Your Resort Should Be Using Custom Bags

February 03, 2016

A custom bag for your resort can be used for a wide array of purposes. Whether it is for holding items in the closet like robes and slippers or giving guests access to laundry, a custom bag can be an added touch that a guest may appreciate. Offering bags like this at a Beachside resort also gives guests something they can carry wet towels in bathing suits in. Here are some the top reasons that you should consider crafting custom bags for a resort:

  1. They give you a chance to brand: By printing...
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