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Recycling Shopping Bags Will Help Save Our Environment

Views: 5     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2020-06-12      Origin: Site

Shopping bags may seem like a small detail but it is an important one and not many people realize the importance of what you put in them. Most stores will throw away each one they sell to us, if we make it too difficult for them to do so they simply pull it off the shelves, but the good ones are often used to collect everything we buy and use as waste.

The environmental impact of using plastic shopping bags is staggering. Plastic bags are something that no one wants to think about but after seeing how many plastic bags there are to be disposed of every year then you will feel the impact on your wallet every time you go shopping. Each plastic bag will be killing an animal each year just to be tossed into a landfill somewhere.

We have become so accustomed to the packaging of our food that the thought of having to actually touch the food is no longer enough for us to even consider the environment, which has been the sole focus of our minds for years. We simply have to throw our disposable shopping bags away and that is why I will suggest shopping bags made from a recycled material for you to purchase.

There are companies that make bags from a re-usable material that contains natural fibers and cotton, it does not smell as bad as you think. Each time the plastic bag is used another piece of this natural material will be made. When you throw them away you are not only not saving the planet but you are helping preserve our children's future.

You will never hear me criticize shoppers for throwing these bags away, but let us at least take some time and think about how much we are contributing to the future of our Earth. Our disposable bags are a contributing factor to the lack of rainfall and therefore to the type of habitat that we are leaving for our future generations.

Another common misconception is that these bags are used for the purpose of shopping. This is very far from the truth, people are using them as fuel and protecting our atmosphere. Have you ever looked at the cost of fuel?

You may say that you will not go out of your way to consume one but the truth is you would if there was not a viable alternative. If there were other options available you would use them, but they do not exist in our society. A reusable bag could reduce your fuel costs by twenty to fifty percent, this is money you would not have to spend on gas and with global warming causing pollution to increase so fast, it is better to be efficient with our fuel consumption.

There are other advantages to purchasing reusable shopping bags than just the price. The environment will be helped along by reducing fuel costs and some say we have to do our part in saving the planet for our future generations, I say find a company that makes bags from a recycled material and give them a try. You will be surprised how many people will start buying these bags and soon we will be talking about the eco-friendly bags again, but until then just do your part in saving the environment and I guarantee you there will be many more consumers of reusable shopping bags.


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