Banning the use of plastic disposable shopping bags in California has had an unexpected consequence: a spike in deaths in San Francisco, caused from E. coli food poisoning, according to a report published by the Food Poisoning Bulletin. According to researchers, Jonathan Klick and Joshua D. Wright, both hospital admissions and deaths from E. coli spiked in San Francisco almost immediately following the first phase of that city’s Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance went into effect in October 2007. Deaths from Read More
Many of us have good intentions when it comes to the sorts of bags that we use and want to behave in environmentally sound ways and use eco-friendly products. Many people acknowledge the harm of plastic bags and the benefits of reusable green bags, but beyond this, there is some doubt about how we can be eco-friendly shoppers. Paper or plastic? Because many consumers understand that plastic bags pose environmental threats through the processes and materials used for their production, Read More
The supermarket. It's one place that just about all of us will need to visit on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. In this article, we'll look at ways to shop smarter, from sticking to a shopping list to using green bags . Make a list! Stick to it and don't be impulsive. The aisles of a supermarket present a cornucopia of inexpensive goodies which, once your trolley is full, become very expensive indeed. Think about what you use and Read More
Child proofing your home is an essential task for any parents with young children -- particularly children under the age of five. Child proofing is also essential if you have family or friends with young children visiting your home at any time. In this article, we'll take a look at eight important ways to make your home safer for children, from covering power outlets to replacing household plastic bags with green bags . Purchase outlet covers Power outlets are scattered Read More
When given the option of paper or plastic bags, most of us think we are doing the ‘environmentally best’ thing by opting for paper. While there are some sound arguments used to explain why paper bags are preferable to their plastic counterparts, the fact remains that neither is as eco-friendly as reusable or green bags. Today green bags are often used as promotional bags and, when used to increase exposure and awareness of a business, they offer excellent value for Read More
Using promotional bags are great for your business and also for the environment. We've got the top five reasons why you should use promotional enviro bags. Do your part in helping the environment In an age where we are becoming increasingly aware of the impact our actions have on the environment is it important to do our part for the environment. Plastic bags may cause the death of wildlife and marine life which mistake them for food. Because plastic bags Read More
When deciding on the printing method to use for your promotional bags there are a few things to consider, like the details of what you want printed, the type of bag and what it will be used for. We've listed what you need to think about when deciding if silk screening is the best option for your promo bags. Choose what you want printed on the bag Firstly you need to decide on what you want printed on the bag. Read More
When deciding on what type of bags to use for your brand there are a a few things to consider. We've listed the top four things you need to know when deciding between plastic and promotional bags. The environmental impacts of the plastic bag The environmental impacts of the plastic bag are many. In Australia we use more than 6 billion plastic bags per year. Only a small portion of these are able to be recycled. Plastic bags take anywhere Read More
Many countries around the world have banned the use of plastic shopping bags. Here, we've listed some of the reasons for the bans, the advantages of the bans and countries around the world that are taking part. Reasons for banning plastic bags Plastic bags are a major hazard to our environment in so many ways. Here's a list of the major reasons for plastic bag bans: They do not compose at a fast rate- most plastic bags take 20-1000 years Read More
South Australia has led the way by banning plastic bags in favour of green bags which are better for the environment. Here, the reasons for the ban are outlined and how the ban has been implemented has been described. Reasons for the ban The obvious reason for the ban of plastic bags is the damage they have caused to the environment. Plastic bags are detrimental to wildlife and the eco-system and in the water are often mistaken for jellyfish by Read More
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