It is no secret that the process and materials used to manufacture paper and plastic bags, the most common carriers of our shopping and all sorts of products, are environmentally harmful. Awareness is increasing of the pollution, harm to animals, excessive oil consumption and landfills that are filled beyond capacity. Fortunately the alternative, green bags, present a way to overcome these problems while offering a strong and environmentally superior way to carry your purchases. #1: The costs of producing plastic Read More
When it comes to using bags, there is often some confusion about what is best for the environment and the types of bags that are most fit for the purposes for which they are required. Green bags are often praised for having a reduced negative impact on the environment, paper bags are touted as a less favourable option and the harmful effects of plastic bags are frequently illuminated. So, what are some of the best tips for putting the environment Read More
As concern for the environment increases and people realise that there are many practical and easy behavioural changes that can be made to affect environmental protection, the value of using green bags becomes all the more apparent. But why are green bags so good? To put it simply, they are good for the environment and good for the planet. Here we take a look at five reasons to choose and use green bags: #1: Reduction of waste and litter Reusable Read More
As of May 4, 2009, the use of thin plastic bags in supermarkets became officially banned in the state of South Australia, with the growing preference for green bags being encouraged. Specifically, the ban applies to plastic bags that have handles that are made with polyethylene polymer of less than 35 microns in thickness. Essentially, this means the thin, unbranded plastic bags you often see in supermarkets are no longer allowed, but the thicker, branded types of 'boutique' plastic bags Read More
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