What are your green New Year’s resolutions? There are so many ways to cut down on your carbon footprint, but helping a community switch to reusable bags from single-use plastic bags may be the best idea of all. Here’s how it can start with any individual or business owner. Wholesale Reusable Grocery Bags: Ready to Roll Ordering reusable grocery bags is simple. Store owners can put their company logo on the front along with the store name and color scheme. You basically make a traveling advertisement for your store, except the green impact is substantial. Estimates have New York City alone using about 10 billion plastic bags every year. That number is enormous, but it will take a hard-fought law to change the habits of 8 million people. Small communities are much easier. If everyone on your block or in your town started using reusable totes, you could start a movement in your state. Harms of Single-Use Plastic Bags There are so many different types of harm done by single-use plastic bags. For starters, it takes oil to produce the bags. Next, it takes oil to transport the many shipments of bags. Since plastic bags do not biodegrade (they stick around forever), you have to remove them to a landfill. But those are only the bags that are thrown away. Plastic bags are so flimsy they often don’t make it to trashcans. You can find them blowing down the beach, sitting on street corners and clogging the gutters. A simple switch to wholesale reusable grocery bags would change this situation in your neighborhood. Green Impact of Reusable Bags Everything listed above is avoided when you reuse bags to do grocery shopping. The endless production cycle of plastic bags would stop if no one needed new shipments. Emissions would be saved in production and transport. Meanwhile, the plastic pollution in the waterways would be cut down, making cleanup easier in communities. Less of a cleanup burden would mean fewer diesel trucks collecting trash and fewer city vehicles going around to inspect dirty beaches and neighborhoods. Cutting back on our use of plastic makes an instant impact. Getting started is easy, whether you are a shop owners or concerned citizen. By starting to use reusable bags you will bring awareness and show how easy it is to change and help make a greener 2015 in your community. Let Holden Bags help you begin today. For more information or for a quote please visit www.holdenbags.com or contact us at 800-255-0885.