There are many different types that you need to consider when choosing the right one for your company. One of these factors is whether to use a reusable (recyclable) or a non-reusable (disposable) bag.
To Understand The Difference Between The Two:
Non-reusable bag construction is often:
- Basic plastic (HDPE)
Reusable bags construction is often:
- Polypropylene is a recyclable plastic type that is more durable than general disposable plastic bags.
- Non-woven Polypropylene – the fabric is eco-friendly with reinforced cross stitching on the handles to provide durability and strength
What’s Best For The Environment?
Over the years, the companies would have noticed an increase in bag sales. It has shown that the production of recyclable bags requires more manufacturing power and therefore has a bigger carbon footprint.
With reusable bags, the environmental effect depends on the materials used, as some materials impact the planet.
A reusable bag is typically more heavy-duty, durable, resilient, and, therefore, will last much longer. The more times you use your reusable bag, the more eco-friendly benefits it has, as the bag is made once and used many times.
These days disposable bags are biodegradable over time. However, they are detrimental to the atmosphere to a certain degree and therefore provide some contamination.
The contamination typically consists of bags in our oceans and rivers, our landfill sites and more. Also, an enormous amount of fossil fuel is used for the production of disposable bags.
Based on our information above, recyclable bags provide a greener solution. However, this is only the case if they are continually reused over and over again.
If you’re looking to add your brand, logo and strapline to a bag, consider a more subtle design to encourage the shopper to reuse the bag continually.
This will also provide ongoing advertising for your company at lower marketing costs and show you are environmentally friendly to the planet.