World Oceans Day is June 8th and it’s a day to honor our beloved oceans. In many ways we take them for granted. They help provide the air we breathe, provide food and help with climate control. They are full of beautiful and intelligent sea life that we love to awe over. Over the past few years we’ve watched climates change and pollution skyrocket. As we take vacations to our favorite destinations we’re walking along white sandy beaches filled with debris and plastic. They are sad sights to see in such beautiful places. Plastic bags are a big part of this problem. They are in all of our department and grocery stores and are thrown our or littered directly after use. BagzDepot is home to a variety of environmentally friendly reusable cloth bags that make it easy and affordable to switch to. Our environment is suffering and we can help! Here are some hard facts about plastic and our environment.

  1. Only about 9% of plastic has ever been recycled. This comes from the Royal Statistical Society and won Statistics of the Year in 2018.
  2. According to National Geographic, around 18 billion pounds of plastic waste enter the ocean each year.
  3. A plastic bag can take up to 1000 years to breakdown and our landfills are full of them. A lot of bags even end up getting blown away by wind and pollute our streets.
  4. Ocean Crusaders estimates that shoppers are using 500 billion single use plastic bags worldwide per year. Think if we all used reusable cloth bags!
  5. Unesco states that 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million seabirds are killed by plastic pollution annually.

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Cloth Bag vs. Plastic Bag

Why use a reusable cloth bag to replace your plastic bag? Those facts right above are the reason to make the switch. A cloth bag is durable, useful and stylish. They are inexpensive to purchase and make a huge positive impact on helping to save the environment. You can decrease pollution and protect wildlife. A lot of stores even charge for the plastic bag that you get, so you will actually save money in the long run. Here are some of our favorite bags that we sell that we’re incredibly proud of.

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Our Favorite Eco Bags

Organic Cotton Canvas Tote Bag

100% certified organic cotton. This is your go to reusable tote bag which also happens to be completely organic. Bonus! You’re doing more than your part to make an impact on our environment. This is a great way to start your going green journey.

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Organic Cotton Bags

Also completely organic, this bag is made to carry the weight. This heavy canvas tote bag is made with thick fabric and is reinforced at stress points. It can carry your groceries, but you can also use it for books and other shopping as well.

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Our Favorite Grocery Tote Bags

100% Cotton Tote Bags

These bags are reliable and perfect for just about any occasion. They can be purchased in bulk and the more you buy the more you save. They are cheap reusable grocery bags that will last through the test of time. Purchase a few for yourself and your groceries needs. Purchase even more to gift them for friends and family. They come in multiple different colors and are lightweight enough to carry around easily. These bags are as environmentally friendly as you can get.

Heavy Duty Canvas Tote Bag With Zipper

Cut down the high numbered statistic of people using so many plastic bags and invest in something that will help. We love this bag because of it’s durability and its top zipper to keep everything inside safe. It has a solid bottom so your bag won’t tip over when it is set down. Grab this green canvas tote bag and do your part. 

Eco Friendly Bags

Eco friendly bags do so much more for the environment than you probably even thought. They’re such a small and affordable change you can make in your life that in turn makes a huge positive impact. Purchase our eco friendly bags wholesale as well to make a change in your community if you own or run a business. BagzDepot even offers screen printing so you can print your logo on each bag you sell or give out. If you think about it you’ll be helping to save your oceans, land, marine life and more.

Some good changes are starting to happen recently. Dozens of countries around the world have banned single use plastic bags. Local governments around the US have started the initial steps to ban plastic bags as well. Check out the link above to see what cities have started the process to end the use of plastic bags. Hawaii and California have already banned plastic bags completely statewide. There are small things you can do at home to help too. Grab a second garbage can and start separating your plastics to recycle. You will be shocked at how much plastic you actually use. Switch to glass tupperware and buy boxes of products instead of bottles. Use a reusable water bottle and purchase a water filter for your clean water, you’ll save money in the long run. Purchase reusable straws or straws that are made from material that breakdown immediately. Opt of using a straw when you’re out to eat or getting take out or bring your own reusable straw. The biggest change you could probably make would be utilizing reusable tote bags. If everyone just reduced their use by one plastic bags it would cut the waste by millions of pounds.

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Written by Bagz Depot — June 07, 2019

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