Top 5 Alternative to Plastic Shopping Bags #Beatplasticpollution:

Jun 4, 2018 · 3 min read

Plastic pollution has become a serious problem for our planet. Every year people throw away enough plastic to cover up the earth four times. Most of that we throw away in our oceans, which causes killing 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals each year. To tackle the situation it’s time to look for the alternative which we can use.

Plastic Pollution in Ocean

To save the planet here are 5 alternatives to plastic bags:

Paper Bags:

If we compare single-use plastic shopping bags with paper bags it reveals that paper bags are 100% biodegradable, recyclable, and reusable. Apart from that many paper bags are capable of withstanding more pressure or weight than plastic bags. Paper bags come in two colors: brown and white. While brown bags are used widely as compared to white one, but white bags will be better for brands to have their logo and present a cleaner appearance than brown bags. These bags can be used as Lunch bags, grocery bags, wine bags, and merchandise bags.

Paper Bag

Canvas Bags:

Canvas bags are actually made of cotton which is more durable and comes in the variety of sizes and shapes. In comparison to the traditional cotton bags, these bags are much lighter in weight and cost-effective. To add one more specialty the canvas bags can be washed regularly and reused as many times as you want. These bags can also be made at home by learning some DIY and you can stitch your own bag.

Canvas Bag

Cotton Bags:

Cotton bags are way more beneficial for the environment due to their reusability and biodegradability. What’s even better is that these bags are natural renewable sources. The raw material generates from farming the cotton which makes it renewable. Although the cotton farming is costly due to the huge water requirement, pesticides, and chemical fertilizer but it makes up a good alternative to plastic bag.

Cotton Bag

Jute Bags:

Jute bags are a good old alternative to plastic bags. Jute or hessian bags have high strength and long life as compared to other bags. Like cotton, jute is also natural renewable source which is biodegradable and compostable. Jute plants also cleanse the air by consuming the greenhouse CO2. These inexpensive bags can degrade biologically in two years which doesn’t causes any harm to environment.

Juco Bag

Basket bags:

Basket Bags might look rustic but that’s the reason they are still around. These are few things which can be carried in basket bag like eggs, flowers and wine.

Basket Bag

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Greenhandle is an Online B2B marketplace to provide eco-friendly customized packaging products.