It is everyday decisions that impact our lives, and our everyday actions can go a long way in reducing plastic pollution. From something as simple as using a collapsible, reusable shopping bags, one can make a slow but big difference in the environmental impact they have.
What is a Collapsible Shopping Bag?
A collapsible bag is more like a grocery bag that is very lightweight. It folds easily, takes very little space, and us convenient to carry. It is also stylish, and affordable. Since it can be used repeatedly, it is more like a one-time investment. These stylish bags are also being increasingly used while traveling or on vacation.
They are designed to make shopping easier since they have ergonomic handles for convenience. Made of reusable fabrics, they are strong, and their design adds strength to the bags. The solid stitches and a sturdy underside helps the bag hold a lot of things at once, making it ideal for grocery shopping.
These trendy collapsible bags are available in different sizes and easily fulfill daily needs. They are also very easy to clean and store. They can be put away in a closet, or under a seat in the car. They hardly take up any space.
Why Use a Reusable, Collapsible Bag?
Everybody has errands to run everyday, and grocery shopping is a part of everyday life. This means that everybody is using bags on a daily basis, and mostly, these bags are of plastic. Plastic bags are non-biodegradable, cause pollution, and may not always be strong.
Benefits of Using a Collapsible Shopping Bag
Instead of collecting plastic bags every time you go to the market, one should use a reusable bag. Some of the primary benefits of using a reusable shopping bag are listed here:
Since plastic is so easy to collect and keep, a lot of times plastic bags take up a lot of space in our closets and homes. They are also left behind in cars and bikes. Suppose a person takes 5 bags of groceries per week, they are collecting 260 bags per year. The only option with plastic is to either store it and use it whenever possible or throw it away. Both are not the best ways to deal with something that has to be done every week. By using a collapsible, reusable bag, one can easily carry it to and fro for shopping, and then come home to deal with only one or two bags in storage. Besides, bags are not only for groceries, but we also keep and carry so many other things in these. Instead of having 50 odd plastic bags, isn’t it better to keep 2-5 good quality reusable bags?
Many shops and stores are now charging customers extra money for bags at the checkout counter. These bags can be cloth to plastic, but they do cost money. Even if it is a small amount, it adds up if you buy a bag every time you go shopping.
Most plastic bags are flimsy, and even if you reuse, they eventually tear off from the sides, the handles, or worse, the bottom. Reusable bags are far more durable and easy to use. They can also be used for different purposes, and not just as a regular grocery bag.