The convenience of single-use plastic bags has undoubtedly made our lives easier when carrying groceries or daily essentials. However, beneath the surface lies a growing environmental crisis that demands our attention. Single-use plastic bags, and all single-use plastic items, create devastating impact on the environment, wildlife, and human health. It is time to recognize the urgency of addressing this issue and adopting sustainable alternatives for a healthier planet! Continue reading
If you’re reading this and still think that using custom reusable bags for your organization’s messaging is a fad, think again. They’re here to stay—evidenced by the number of plastic bag bans and ordinances that have been passed in municipalities all over the United States. Or you may be thinking that custom reusable bags aren’t worth your time because everyone is doing them. Also not true. Although custom reusable bags are an extremely popular promotional product, they have been shown time and time again to be tremendously effective. Continue reading
You may have read the title of this blog and immediately thought “no way”. In today’s world, this seems like an almost impossible task, and one that many people may think is not worth it. All you have to do is start thinking about commonly used items to realize that plastic is everywhere. Whether its single-use or reusable, plastic has become a pillar of our society. So how do you even start living a life that’s free of plastic? As we approach Earth Day, let’s talk about ways we can make influential change on an individual level. Continue reading
Promoting and living a healthy lifestyle is something that more and more people are working towards. While you’re improving your health, you can also improve the environment. Eco-friendly bags are perfect for your new schedule and for reducing single-use plastics. This change will benefit you in the long run since a healthier Earth means a healthier you!
Eco-friendly bags in our mind are any bags that you can use to replace single-use plastic bags. These eco-friendly bags can be made from any material and used for any purpose! We love reusable bags when we’re travelling, going shopping, or to any event where we need to bring some items. They’re also perfect for events or project where you won’t want to carry everything in your hands. Continue reading
On July 1st, our home state of Maine passed a statewide ban on plastic bags. This bag ban on single use plastic bags is a great step towards being more environmentally friendly. These plastic bags are flimsy and easily destructible. Retailers will now be carrying paper bags, reusable plastic bags, or both. Some single use plastics are exempt from this law, including pharmacy bags and deli bags.
Maine passed legislature to ban single use plastic bags in 2019, but coronavirus put a halt to everyone’s plans. The bag ban got pushed back twice since the pandemic happened. The first delay was because of concerns about spreading germs and the virus. It was then delayed a second time due to disruption in packing supplies brought on by the pandemic. Now if you’re caught at the store without a reusable bag, you’ll have to pay for them. Continue reading
Single-use plastic is a phrase that you may or may not know. In an age where convenience and accessibility are some of the most important things to add functionality and comfort to our lives, we have to ask ourselves; what is the price? Continue reading
Have you heard about the world’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle? It’s a 60 square meter space installed inside of an Ekoplaza store in Amsterdam, and its aim is to change the way you think about plastics consumption (do you see how custom reusable bags are going to come into play here?).
Instead of plastic fixtures and fittings, the supermarket aisle uses lampshades reclaimed from other stores, metal-and-wood shelves, and cardboard labels. Walk the aisle and you’ll see nearly 700 products-from meat and dairy to beans and veggies-and each one is packaged with non-plastic materials! Can you imagine stocking up on a week’s worth of groceries and yield no plastic waste? Continue reading
Did you hear the one about the law banning the law banning the bag? Seriously, it’s a thing (in Minnesota, at least). But don’t worry, as some retailers are rewarding those stalwart citizens who bring reusable shopping bags anyway!
It all started last year. Minneapolis city council passed an ordinance banning plastic bags, as may other countries, cities, and states worldwide have done over the past several years. That ordinance, which should have started on June 1, 2017, set the wheels in motion for affected retailers. Note the use of the words “should have”. Continue reading
It’s December, the season of giving. While we hope to consider those less fortunate all year long, we thought now was a great time to remind you of the good that can come from plastic bags.
Wait…what? Those trashy plastic bags are good? Really? Now, we didn’t say that. But as long as those pesky single-use bags are being used, there will be ways to spin them into something good. And by “spin” we mean it literally! Continue reading