You probably have heard that plastic bags are bad environment, but do you know the facts for this statement? For example, did you know that plastic bags filled garbage dump, and it can take up to one thousand years to degrade. Did you know that thousands of marine mammals such as seals, whales and dolphins die every year from ingesting plastic bags? Did you know that plastic is a petroleum product and used by millions of gallons of oil to produce?
What about paper bags, then? Of course, they are better, right? It turns out that paper bags are just as bad as the numbers of trees needed to make the necessary amount of paper bags for the environment. American Forest and Paper Association estimates that in 1999, United States used the ten billion paper bags.
So, if you do not use plastic or paper, something you can use to cart your groceries home? The answer again comes in the form of tote bags. These tote bags are made of fabric or other material made entirely from renewable resources. Furthermore, since they can be used again and again, there is no need to worry about disposal problems.
Many grocery stores and even department stores are making you pay five cents for a plastic bag. In part this is due to the fact that some countries, like Canada, that businesses must do everything they can do to reduce plastic consumption, and part of the mandate is only a perception that many people with that climate change is happening. Many people have decided that now is the time to act to arrest, or at least slow down, change our impact on the environment.
Reusable tote bags are available as give-aways in many shows and exhibitions. Some stores give them at a special promotional campaigns as well. Companies like them far away, mainly because they provide a place in their company name or logo included because they are useful items.
Tote bags come in many different styles and colors and can also be used for purposes other than shopping bags. They can be used to cart things beach or a picnic. They can be used as a baby bag, carry out all or carry-on luggage during the flight.