The importance of reusable bags
Single-use plastic bags have been phased out throughout Australia and many other countries around the world—and there is a very good reason for this! A significant contributor to plastic pollution, single-use plastic bags continue to negatively impact our environment.
Here at Bags & Tags, we believe in offering more sustainable solutions wherever possible. This is why we readily stock a vast range of reusable bags, paper bag options and eco-friendly bags. Below, we have put together a helpful guide to further explain why it’s so important to opt for reusable shopping bags.
Why single-use plastic bags should be avoided
According to WWF Australia, on average, Australians are using around 130kg of plastic per person per year and only roughly 9% of this is recycled. Frighteningly, a great deal of this plastic will instead end up in our waterways and the ocean. Because they’re not biodegradable, a single-use plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to decompose! Statistics like this only further highlight the importance of opting for eco-friendly and reusable options.
Many benefits come with ditching single-use plastic and instead adopting reusable bags. Some of the key advantages of reusable bags include:
- Minimise pollution – reduce your contribution to our growing landfill problem by cutting your plastic consumption and opting for reusable instead.
- Protect wildlife – thousands of marine animal deaths occur each year as a result of plastic shopping bags and other plastic products being dumped in the ocean. Ensure you are not contributing to this by using reusable shopping bags.
- Save money – not only are reusable shopping bags significantly better for the environment, but you will also end up saving money in the long run as a consumer. This is because most retailers will now charge you to purchase their shopping bags.
Reusable shopping options
Whether you’re a consumer or a retailer, it’s essential to consider your plastic consumption and make changes wherever you can. One major change is by opting for reusable shopping bags which are eco-friendly and biodegradable. Thankfully, there are many alternatives available these days including:
- Paper bags
- Woven bags
- Cotton bags
- Reusable bio-degradable bags
Reusable bags from Bags & Tags
Here at Bags & Tags, we readily stock reusable bags and eco-friendly shopping bag options. Our reusable bags are extremely popular among those Australian retailers and other businesses seeking more environmentally-friendly options. Browse our complete range of reusable bags today or get in touch with our friendly team if you have a specific enquiry.