Which One Is Best to Use: Reusable Or Non-reusable Bags

reusable or non-reusable

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 bags construction is often:

  • Basic plastic (HDPE)
  • Paper

Reusable bags construction is often:

  • Cotton
  • Polypropylene – a type of plastic but is recyclable and is more durable than the 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?

Many businesses are seriously considering the environment and are already supplying eco-friendly bags, and printed bags for life, to their customers due to the concern of using plastic bags. 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 the reusable bags, the environmental effect is dependent on the materials used, as some materials do have an environmental impact on the planet. A reusable bag is typically more heavy-duty, more durable and 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.

Our Conclusion

Based on our information above we can conclude that 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.

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