Many areas and venues are banning plastic bags as a first step towards a greener planet. Beyond creating environmental hazards, discarded plastic bags also ruin the scenery in tourist areas and proud towns. With affordable, convenient alternatives such as reusable totes and bags, communities are banning plastic bags to encourage sustainability and a cleaner planet.
Bans on single use bags vary by location and can include both paper and plastic. By decreasing unnecessary disposable items, a positive impact can be made on the environment. Sustainability and green initiatives weighs on the minds of your consumers. As an early adopter, you can address your customer’s concerns while setting yourself apart as a conscientious business.
Even if you don’t live in an area that bans plastic, disposable bags, you can be proactive in adopting reusable bags and totes for your business. Address these concerns early, paving the way for green initiatives in your community.
Paper or Plastic
If your business can’t offer reusable fabric or Polypropylene Non-Woven bags, you can still consider offering 40% post consumer waste paper bags. As a bonus, you’ll also find that reusable bags or alternative bag construction can be affordable at Prime Line Packaging. When considered as part of your marketing package, you can’t afford not to investigate alternative bags.
The options are endless. We carry a broad selection materials including:
- 40% post consumer paper bags
- Polypropylene non-woven bags
- Heavy weight plastic bags over 2.25 mil (in some markets)
- Natural fabrics such as bamboo, cotton, jute, linen, and muslin
- Alternative materials such as felt, EVA, mesh, PEVA, tyvek, and vinyl
Some retailers are also passing along the responsibility for responsible packaging to their consumers. A slight fee is charged for some bags and packaging, creating a revenue stream for retailers to offset the costs. Alternately, discounts can be offered to consumers who bring their own bags.