How To Find the Best Reusable Grocery Bags for You

So you’ve decided to kick the plastic bag habit – great news! But won’t ditching plastic shopping bags make life difficult? Will it really have a positive environmental impact? Luckily, there are lots of reusable grocery bags that don’t cost the Earth – and help make your grocery trips a breeze. Today, we’ll review some …

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, …

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 …

How To: Stop the Use of Plastic Bags

Stopping The Use of Plastic Bags “Plastic should be a high value material… [It] should be in products that last a long time, and at the end of the life, you recycle it. To take oil or natural gas that took millions of years to produce and then to make a disposable product that lasts …

The Environmental Impact of Nylon Bags

WHAT IS NYLON? Nylon is a synthetic fiber with a silky texture, commonly used in outdoor gear such as sleeping bags, tents, rope. Other common uses include umbrellas, clothes, and parachutes. Nylon was originally created for use as a lightweight material during WWII and was most popularly used in parachutes. Nylon is lightweight, strong, and …

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 …

How to reduce the use of plastic bags

Do you live in an area where plastic bags are taxed or banned? More than 20 U.S. states and 150+ cities and counties have already banned plastic bags, and a growing number of countries around the world are also banning or taxing their use. Why is this happening and how can you respond? Why are plastic …

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 …