The Benefits of Reusable Shopping Bags

Society is slowly making progress with the use of reusable products as a way of reducing environmental footprint and protecting our precious environment. Reusable shopping bags are one of the most important products to be using. They have many benefits, the most important ones being they reduce plastic bag waste, are durable and will save you money.

Plastic bags have a hugely detrimental effect on the environment. The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) reports that 300 million tons of plastic is produced every year worldwide. The government has taken a step in the right direction with the ban of single use plastic bags in supermarkets however the “reusable” plastic bags are still available and these still pose the same environmental threats, particularly considering many people buy a new one everytime they go shopping. Plastic bags use natural gas and crude oils in their manufacturing process and they are not biodegradable. As such by not using them you are both decreasing the use of non-renewable resources and protecting against the pollution that they create at the end of their lives.

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 You will also find many other benefits to using reusable shopping bags. They are much stronger and more durable than plastic bags. You can fit more shopping in each bag and you’ll never run the risk of a bag breaking as often happens with plastic bags. Another awesome benefit that we know everyone loves is that you will save money. Reusable bags last for years and you'll end up spending a whole lot less than buying bags from the supermarket. Lastly, reusable bags don’t just have to be used for grocery shopping they are also the perfect bag for carrying lunches, books to the library or anything else you might need to throw into a bag. 

At Yarn we have a large variety of reusable shopping bags that come in a range of bright, colourful designs. The best part about them is that they fold up into a small carry pouch. Place one of these into your handbag or glove box and you’ll never be caught without a shopping bag. We all need to do a part for our planet and using reusable products such as shopping bags is a great way to start!