A growing number of grocery stores, supermarkets and departments stores today have started to join the green movement. A significant step that they have taken is to use the eco-friendly shopping bag instead of the usual plastic bag.
This type of bag is commonly known as the green bag or the bag for life. It has also become a fashion trend that has even influenced fashion designers and fashion brand companies.
The green bag is normally made from various types of fabric. These can either be made from canvas, jute, calico or woven synthetic fibers as well as non-woven polypropylene which are considered to be more durable than plastic and therefore, can be reused many times moving forward.
Bags for life are a common sight nowadays. They’re sold at supermarkets and department stores at a very affordable price. Some give it for free in exchange for a purchase of their products that reach a certain amount. The others encourage shoppers to use the bag on a particular day of the week and those who do get a chance to enter in a raffle or get to avail of other incentives.
There are several benefits to using this reusable shopping bag. Apart from its low price, it is very lightweight and now comes in a wide variety of colors and designs usually bearing the store’s name and logo.
Despite its being environment friendly, however, these green bags were not spared from criticisms from various sectors. They were said to possibly cause food poisoning as many owners don’t wash their bags which can lead to the growth of bacteria that can contaminate the food they put in the bag. Some bags were also found to contain toxic chemicals such as lead.
So if you’d like to keep your green bag for long, make sure that you wash it after using. Owning this bag for life is a great way to help preserve Mother Nature.