Reusable bags are eco-friendly and they also prove out to be a great marketing tool. In this article, you will find some useful tips while choosing the promotional reusable bags.
Many marketers and retailers make use of high-density polyethylene bags which might not be appropriate for the recycling bins. Plastic bags can be recycled but it is a quite difficult process. Plastics frequently get stuck in the equipment while processing it.
In such cases, machinery has to routinely shut down to remove the obstruction. The whole process of the recycling bag is quite time-consuming. This is the reason why most of the recycling facilities will not accept plastic bags. Similarly, a consumer will face difficulty while dropping off their bags for recycling.
Paper bags for the future
Paper bags, on the other hand, are quite ecofriendly. These custom recycled bags are prepared from the recycled paper easily available in different countries. They also come in a variety of colors and sizes. Moreover, you could get the company’s logo imprinted on it to increase your visibility and get noticed by the target audience. Your customers can easily use it more than a couple of times before tossing it into the recycling bin.
If saving the environment is your priority, you could also consider the woven polypropylene bags that are made from recycled plastic. This plastic is lengthened into threads that are woven together to make recycled material. This fabric is then used like any other material and can be sewn into reusable bags.
Non-woven polypropylene bags are also available in the market. The process to make the non-woven fabric is much similar to the woven ones. The recycled plastic threads are bounded together to make the best quality fabric.
RPET is another type of useful material manufactured from recycled plastic. Further, it can be recycled on its own. It is manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. This plastic is stretched into threads which are bonded together in a way to create soft material. This material is further used to construct recyclable and reusable bags.
While choosing from the above-mentioned bags, you have to be careful that the product meets the below-mentioned criteria:
- It is biodegradable
- It is easily recyclable
- It is not a threat to the animals
All the bags made from recyclable material in the first place can be easily recycled in case they have become damaged, worn or otherwise unfit for future usage. As you are aware of the statistics that only one percent of the plastic is ever recycled, this is a great ecological advantage for reusable bags.
Plastic bags are a great threat to wildlife. Many animals will eat these bags and hence cause damage to their digestive system. Most of them either died or get sick due to this. Small animals, on the other hand, get trapped in them leading to injuries. Similarly, plastic bags thrown in lakes, rivers, and oceans have the same effect on creatures living there.