Environmental Attributes of Shopping Bag Fabrics – Non-woven Polypropylene

Published On December 18, 2018
Non-woven Polypropylene Bags have long been seen as the budget friendly reusable bag (1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 15 ). These bags have long been favoured by major supermarkets and environmental organisations, not just because of their low cost, but also due to their long life span. Non-woven polypropylene bags create less litter and use significantly less material resources and energy resources than paper bags, cotton bags, or single use plastic bags and do not require the huge water
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Environmental Attributes of Shopping Bag Fabrics – Jute Bags

Published On December 18, 2018
Jute Bags – One of the Most Popular Reusable Shopping Bag Options Jute Bags are attractive, durable, and eco-friendly (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12). Jute fibre is a natural biodegradable and compostable fibre obtained from the jute plant (Corchorus olitorius and Corchorus capsularis). Jute is a rainfed crop which is cultivated mainly in Bangladesh, India and Thailand which account for more than 90 percent of world production. Jute is very fast growing reaching a height of up
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A Guide to the World of Fairtrade (and How it Can Benefit Your Business)

Published On March 20, 2017
You’ve probably heard of the phrase ‘fairtrade,’ but what exactly does it mean, and how is a fairtrade product different from other products? Fairtrade companies are committed to social justice and human rights, and they work ethically with producers and farmers to promote better social and environmental outcomes for everyone. In the age of the ethical consumer, bearing a fairtrade logo on your products could help you attract more loyal customers, so you’ll want to know all about fairtrade and
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The Ultimate Guide to Promoting Your Business

Published On January 27, 2017
A successful marketing and promotional campaign doesn’t have to be costly to generate real and lasting impact, but it does need to be strategic and well planned for you to maximise your return on investment (ROI). Every impactful marketing campaign starts with you and your marketing team understanding your target audience. From there, you can build on this knowledge to devise effective promotional efforts that not only convert customers in the short term, but also allow you to generate return
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7 Ways to Make Your Backyard More Eco-Friendly

Published On January 3, 2017
When trying to live more eco-friendly or ‘green’, there’s a lot of changes we can make around the home. Some of the methods people will adopt include changing to eco-friendly light bulbs, installing double glazed windows and ensuring the home is properly insulated. But when considering a green lifestyle around the home, we often forget about simple changes we can make to the outdoor areas of our home. While there’s lots you can do indoors, there’s also some really remarkable
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How To Plan A Promotional Event

Published On May 16, 2016
Promotional events are an effective and fun way for businesses to get in touch with their clients and audience. They create positive memorable experiences from which people can draw down the track, and help to promote a business's reputation and exposure with clients.   Why do businesses host promotional events? Depending on their size, promotional events can take a lot of planning, involve a lot of work, and can become quite costly. So why do businesses bother? Promotional events are
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Natural Bags From Jute Fibre or Synthetic Polypropylene Plastic Bags?

Published On June 4, 2015
Jute (Corchorus capsularis & Corchorus olitorius) and Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) are vegetable fibre plants second to cotton in importance. Corchorus capsularis is White Jute and Corchorus olitorius is referred to as Tossa Jute. The annual global production of jute and similar fibres is about 3 million tonnes. Jute is a rainfed crop which is cultivated mainly in Bangladesh, India and Thailand which account for more than 90 percent of world production. Jute is very fast growing reaching a height of
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Reusable Shopping Bags

Published On May 4, 2015
According to statistics the global consumption of plastic bags is between 500 billion and a trillion annually or a million bags every minute. This huge consumption of plastic bags creates an enormous environmental problem. There are two ways of addressing this environmental problem. Firstly, if we can utilise reusable bags which have a long life span and therefore can be repeatedly reused consumption will be proportionately decreased as compared to the use of single use plastic bags. The second alternative,
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Alternative Green Shopping Bags in Australia – A Green Shopping Bag Selection Guide

Published On April 4, 2015
Although it has been reported that plastic bags comprise only around 2% of the litter stream in Australia, plastic bags nevertheless create a significant pollution problem which affects our wildlife. The impact of this litter is increased due to the fact that the 6.9 billion plastic carry bags used by Australians every year will take centuries to breakdown in the environment and there is therefore a persistent and constantly accumulating environmental ability to injure wildlife, particularly in marine environments. The
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Single Use Plastic Shopping Bags or Durable Enviro Bags?

Published On April 4, 2015
Single use shopping bags being phased out Shopping bags are such a major environmental problem in Australia and around the world (1-10) that many countries and cities are taking steps to ban the use of plastic shopping bags (11-16). Since single use plastic shopping bags may be discarded into the environment after just one brief use these types of shopping bags have long been considered to be the biggest problem (17-19). While single use shopping bags may have a very
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Jute & Eco Friendly Natural Jute Bags

Published On April 4, 2015
Jute fibre is a totally natural biodegradable and compostable fibre obtained from the jute plant (Corchorus olitorius and Corchorus capsularis) and it is therefore an extremely attractive renewable resource for those who are at the forefront of the environmental movement and those who give top priority to environmental and ecological concerns. Jute, being a very strong natural fibre, is commonly used to produce rope, bags, sacks, hessian cloth, floor coverings, and carpet or linoleum backing. The natural qualities and biodegradability
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Printed Bags

Published On April 3, 2015
Promoting your organisation with your full colour logo on reusable sublimation printed bags! Minimum order quantity of only 500 bags - Express delivery to most locations in 4 weeks or less* Made from natural fibres such as cotton or canvas or eco friendly fabrics such as non woven polypropylene, these environmentally friendly bags may be printed with your logo in quantities as low as only 500 bags! The available range of printed promotional bags includes popular styles such as shopping
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Jute & the International Year of Natural Fibres, 2009

Published On February 8, 2015
Albury Enviro Bags supports the International Year of Natural Fibres 2009. We support the use of natural fibres such as jute and cotton in the production of reusable bags and promotional bags. The information below has been sourced from the Natural Fibres 2009 web site and the International Jute Study Group. The International Year of Natural Fibres, which was officially launched on 22 January 2009, is intended to stimulate demand for natural fibres by increasing the awareness of their advantages
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Shopping Bags and Plastic Bag Pollution

Published On February 4, 2015
Plastic Bag Pollution and the Environment. Australia may be only a small country of 20 million people but in 2002 Australians used nearly 7 billion plastic shopping bags (1-5) and it is estimated that up to 80 million of these bags ended up littering our environment (2,3). In Ireland the consumption of 1.2 billion plastic bags annually led to the introduction of a tax paid by consumers (5,6) while British consumers use 8 billion plastic bags annually (7). Globally 500
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South Australia Bans Plastic Bags

Published On January 10, 2015
Since retailers and consumers need to keep informed regarding the new regulations pertaining to the banning of plastic bags in South Australia, the implementation guidelines of these regulations are listed below, courtesy of BYOBAGS. Although the regulations commenced on the 1st January 2009, the first 4 months, until 3rd May 2009, are intended to be a phase in or transition period. Not until the 4th of May will the sale of single use plastic bags become illegal in South Australia.
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Fundraising Ideas For Charities And Fundraisers

Published On January 8, 2015
Raise money for your charity with your own unique hand made fundraiser bags! Why not do as other charities have done and use our natural fibre jute bags as a fundraiser to make fundraising bags for your charity? One outstanding example of a successful fundraising organisation is the Illawarra Cancer Carers of Wollongong in NSW who have raised $2 million in 20 years of operation to assist cancer patients and support cancer research. According to their web site, Illawarra Cancer
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5 Things You Can Do to Be Greener Now

Published On November 7, 2011
If you care about being responsible and proactive to protect the environment, you will perhaps understand that there is a plethora of things that a person can do to be more green. Adopting a focus on the environment and ‘greening’ your lifestyle need not be expensive; such efforts can in fact save you considerable amounts of money. There really is no end to the number of things that we can all do to be increasingly environmentally responsible. Here we examine
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