Why Are Cloth Bags Better Than Plastic?

It’s becoming more and more common to see shoppers using their own cloth tote when they go shopping. Stores are beginning to pose the question, “Do you need a bag?” And many countries and companies around the world are looking to reduce their plastic use by taxing or banning plastic bags altogether. When this happens, …

Top Alternatives to Disposable Plastic Shopping Bags

So you’ve decided to kick the plastic bag habit – great news! But won’t it make life difficult? Is this really going to have an impact? There are great alternatives available to you that don’t cost the earth. There is something for everyone so you can find one that works best for you. How convenient are …

Why We Should NOT Use Plastic Bags

WHAT’S WRONG WITH PLASTIC BAGS? You’ve probably seen and heard a lot about plastic lately, especially disposable plastic bags. We’ve been using them since the 1960’s, so why are plastic bags suddenly the bad guys? Plastic use has become an epidemic: more than one trillion plastic bags are manufactured every year and they take up …

Cups: Single Use (Disposable) vs. Reusable – An Honest Comparison

Is investing in a reusable cup or bottle really going to lower your environmental footprint? This is a valid question and there has been confusion around this topic as there are many differing opinions. In this post I will answer three main questions: 1. What’s the environmental impact of disposable cups? 2. What’s the environmental …

Reusable vs. Disposable Bags: What’s Better for The Environment?

Is investing in a reusable bag really going to lower your environmental footprint? In this post I will answer three main questions: What’s the environmental impact of disposable bags? What’s the environmental impact of reusable bags? When are reusable bags better than disposable bags? The basics of comparing disposable bags vs reusable bags Before answering …

History of Plastic Bags: How Did We Get Here

WHY ARE SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS EVERYWHERE? Plastic bags are ubiquitous and most people don’t question it. Why? Less than 50 years ago plastic bags were a rarity. Now you it seems like you can’t buy anything without it being carried out in a branded plastic bag. If we can understand how we got ourselves …

Reusable Grocery Bags: Good or Bad for the Environment?

Are reusable grocery bags good or bad for the environment? For every news article that tells us ‘Reusable bags are better for the environment’ there seems to be another one saying ‘Reusable bags are not really eco-friendly’. The arguments for and against the environmental sustainability of reusable shopping bags can be confusing, so what’s the truth? …

Pros and Cons of Reusable Grocery Bags

What are the pros and cons of reusable grocery bags? Plastic is threatening many aspects of life these days. With 4.8 to 12.7 million tons of plastic ending up in the world’s oceans each year, and 80% of that coming from the land and coastlines, there’s overwhelming concern about the plastics we use in our every day …

How do reusable bags help the environment?

It’s common to hear that reusable bags – the ones you can use many times over, for months or even years– are great for the environment because they replace single use plastic bags. But why is this such a good thing? Why are single use plastic bags a problem? Many global and local problems are …