Month: November 2015

Tips to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Plastic Bags: Reuse

Tips to Reuse Plastic Bags A lot goes into making a plastic bag, including raw materials (plastic film), energy, and oil. However, all that would be for nothing if they are only used once and then thrown away! Unfortunately, that is one of the main reasons why plastic bags are contributing more towards waste generation… Read more »

Tips to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Plastic Bags: Reduce

The number of plastic bags used is increasing, while the recycling rates remain low. However, waste is at an all time high. The production of plastic bags has a reduced environmental impact compared to paper bags. However, with an increasing amount of plastic bags being littered around cities, and ending up in landfills, they aren’t… Read more »

The Benefits of Recycling Plastic Bags

Many people feel overwhelmed by the term ‘Recycling’. It is nothing but the process of converting waste or old products into new products. Recycling is one of the most important steps towards the reduction of pollution, and it is fun too, especially when done in groups. Recycling plastic bags reduces the amount of energy usage,… Read more »

Is There a Solution?

The solution is to handle their waste and RECYCLE, so that plastic bags do not end up in landfills, oceans, or flying around. Both paper and plastic bags hardly degrade in nature and can take years to decompose, which is why recycling becomes an essential criterion for their use. Most types of plastic bags can… Read more »

Should You Switch to Other Alternatives?

So, does that mean switching to other alternatives such as cloth bags is the solution? If you think so, think again, as reusable bags pose their own risks and dangers to human health. A study formulated by colleagues at the University of Arizona and Lorna Linda University, based on the contamination of reusable bags stated… Read more »