Imagine, if you will, one hundred billion plastic bags shoved into a room. That's the number of plastic bags that Americans use in a single year. Now, extrapolate this figure by the number of countries in the world that utilize single-use plastic bags, and it's clear to see where problems arise.
Plastic pollution is one of the globe's biggest problems. Fortunately, there is an easy way to combat it: Shopping with reusable canvas tote bags. Here are three reasons that you should offer your customers our canvas tote bags over paper or plastic!
1. Reusable Canvas Tote Bags Reduce Wildlife Damage
The environmental damage caused by plastic bags is borderline immeasurable. Birds and turtles confuse floating plastic bags for food and end up consuming them. Even when plastics get shredded and broken down by manmade processes, they can end up in marine life digestive systems as microplastics. Not to mention the horrendous amount of emissions required to produce even a single plastic bag.
By offering your clients small, reusable tote bags, you're eliminating your (and their) damage to the world's delicate marine ecosystem.
2. Canvas Bags Help Reduce Litter
Think of the last time you visited somewhere with a lot of litter. What was the most common form of it lying around? Chances are, it was plastic bags from restaurants or grocery stores.
We get plastic bags from stores or restaurants, and more often than not, they don't get recycled. They get thrown away or left to blow away in the wind. By giving customers reusable canvas tote bags, you can avoid contributing to their litter problem and reduce the amount of garbage that they have to throw away besides!
3. You Can Repurpose Your Bags Once They're Done
As mentioned above, very few people bother to recycle their plastic bags. In many cases, the bags in question are so frail that they can't be reused. This is not the case for reusable shopping bags. If your bag is made from canvas, cotton, or some other fabric, you can easily repurpose that material once the bag's too worn to use. You can make quilts, patch tears in clothes, or any number of other possibilities.
As An Added Bonus: They Won't Fall Apart
How many times have you gone to the grocery store for something crucial, only to end up losing what you needed on the ground because the plastic bags tore and fell apart? For most people, that's a non-zero number. Reusable grocery tote bags and other canvas totes are made of sterner stuff than plastic bags, so they won't collapse under the weight you throw at them.
So, Why Are You Still Asking for Paper or Plastic?
In this day and age, there's no reason for you, personally, or your company to continue using plastic bags. Reusable canvas tote bags are better for the environment and made of better materials, so what are you waiting for? Reach out to us, and see what kind of branded bagging solutions we can offer you today!