Nowadays, there are many movements that encourage people and consumers to throw away the “culture of throw away.” While most capitalistic companies and factories produce lots of plastic, since they are the convenient and fast way of wrapping goods and products, it may, however, be detrimental to society.
And with that, shopping bags and tote bags can be found anywhere. These bags are a popular replacement for one-time use plastic bags in the grocery. Ordinary plastic bags require a lot of energy to make, and they often pollute various places. Compared to plastic bags, reusable bags are made up of environmentally friendly materials.
Enumerated below are some advantages for you to consider using reusable bags when you buy groceries.
Recycling plastic bags costs more than when you recycle reusable bags. Plastic bags are frequently thrown into landfills. On the other hand, you can use your reusable bags for years, and if they get dirty, you only need to wash them. Also, some grocery stores give discounts to people who buy their reusable bags. Even though the savings may be small, it can accumulate and grow in no time.
If you think paper bags are the better option, think again. It is estimated that the US cuts down 14 million trees a year to produce paper bags. When you use grocery bags, you help reduce the production of paper, which is one reason for cutting trees.
Additionally, because reusable bags are eco-friendly, they don’t end up in landfills, cause pollution, and cause animals’ death each year. Likewise, plastic bags take a million years to decompose, and before the decay, they already have poisoned the soil and water.
By choosing to make the switch to tote bags and shopping bags, you are reducing your carbon footprint. Don’t underestimate a small act, because environmental consciousness can help.
Reusable bags are durable and don’t easily spill or rip; that is why you can use it repeatedly. You don’t need to buy a new grocery bag each time you go shopping. They can also take more weight than plastic bags and paper bags.
Not only that, but they are simple to carry, don’t deform quickly, and make it easier for the baggage personnel to put your groceries in it. Even though they are sometimes bigger than the plastic bag, you only need a couple of them when you are out to buy a lot of things; plus, they are foldable so that you can tuck them anywhere.
Using reusable bags is an excellent alternative. You also do not need to worry about style because a tote bag can be both a fashion and environmental statement. Although consumerism is still a struggle for the normal person, one way to combat it is by opting for a reusable tote bag. They are not only great for carrying your groceries, but they are also great for holding your miscellaneous things. Furthermore, they benefit not only but also the planet.