Even though plastic produces in a short period of time, it takes hundred years to decompose. Plastic does not fully degrade they break down into microplastic or tiny pieces of plastics. That microplastics finally may contaminate the environment and within the bodies of humans and animals.
The usage of single-use plastic bags has increased all around the world. Americans alone use approximately 100 billion plastic bags a year, but only 1% of them returned for recycling.
There are several replacements for single-use plastic bags. We have chosen not only the most cost-effective replacement but also the most environment-friendly ones.
Here are some least expensive replacement materials that we can replace these plastic bags.
- Paper Bags
Have made from recycled fiber. Paper bags are recyclable and reusable. Sacks, Handle Sacks, Twist Handle Shopping bags are types of paper bags that we can use.
- Reusable Plastic Bags
These bags have made from post-consumer recycled content. Reusable plastic bags can use multiple times. Some manufacturers around the world claim reusability are up to 125 times.
- Cotton Bags
Can be reused hundreds of times and easy to clean. These cotton bags can be made using traditional, organic, or recycled cotton. Traditional cotton is a harvest from a crop source. Organic cotton reduces the negative environmental footprint of cotton production. Recycled cotton is reclaimed organic and traditional cotton.
- Non- Woven Polypropylene Bags
Made from polypropylene plastics. Also can be made from recycled plastic. Extremely strong and durable. These bags can be reused until they become damaged.
- Compostable Bags
Made from renewable raw materials. They have been certified to break down under a composting facility or home composting environment. After breaking down, these bags will leave only a smaller footprint on the environment.
- Woven Polypropylene Bags
Produced using recycled polypropylene. Woven threads and plastic are stretched together to create a fabric.
- Jute bags
Made from vegetable fibers that are spun into durable and strong strands. Jude bags are an environmentally friendly option that breaks down into organic materials.
It is a national task to reduce the usage of plastic. Considering this as an individual responsibility we all will be able to make the world ‘Zero Plastic’. So take your responsibility. Come and join with us.