What Do Your Recyclables Become?

Think about it, what happens to the plastic bags that do not end up in our forests, seas, and surroundings? Well, just like other modern day materials, they are recycled into a variety of products. No doubt, the recycling rates currently are deplorable and need to improve significantly, especially considering the fact that there are… Read more »

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

Tips to Recycle Plastic Bags Plastic bags can be easily recycled in the US. Most grocery stores have bins placed in front of the store so the bags can be collected and recycled. There are also government drop-off sites and recycling centers. These bags are then recycled into other consumer products, such as yarn, decking,… Read more »

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 »

The Importance of Being Responsible

Despite the fact that plastic bags are more convenient and greener than plastic bags, it does not necessarily mean they should be used recklessly. While they might not be the largest contributors to the landfills today, plastic bags could become the most widespread forms of garbage if not used responsibly. Discarding them in parks or… Read more »

Plastic Bags vs. Paper Bags: Which is better?

So, you are aware of the numerous benefits plastic bags bring, but every time when you wrap up your grocery shopping and get in line for checkout, you find it somewhat difficult to choose between paper and plastic bags. The thought of convenience pulls you towards plastic, but you may automatically go for the option… Read more »

Why Should We Use Plastic Bags?

The question should rather be why shouldn’t we use plastic bags? Around a trillion plastic bags are used worldwide on a yearly basis. That’s a lot of plastic bags being used and obviously they aren’t that ‘important’ without a reason. Not only are plastic bags versatile, they are also inexpensive, easy to carry and provide… Read more »