Environmentally Friendly Promotional Bags
Next time you are considering a promotional bag for your company, why not consider an environmentally friendly bag. Our range of eco bags include calico bags, cotton promotional bags, non woven bags, jute and paper bags. All of these neat bags can be printed with your advertising message.
Good Reasons to Choose Environmentally Friendly Bags
Problems associated with plastic bags include use of non-renewable resources (such as crude oil, gas and coal), disposal, and environmental impacts.
A car could drive about 11 metres on the amount of petroleum used to make a single plastic bag. In Australia alone 6 billion HDPE bags were used in 2002. Usage reduced to 5.6 billion in 2004, and 3.9 billion in 2007. Plastic bags can block drains, trap birds and kill livestock.
The World Wide Fund for Nature has estimated that approximately over 100,000 whales, seals, and turtles die every year as a result of eating or being trapped by plastic bags. In India, an estimated number of 20 cows die per day as a result of ingesting plastic bags and having their digestive systems clogged by the bags.
It’s is also very common across Africa to have sewers and drain systems clogged by bags which cause severe cases of malaria due to the increased population of mosquitoes that live on the flooded sewers. he term white pollution has been coined to describe the local and global effects of discarded plastic bags upon the environment.
Governments all over the world have taken action to either ban the sale of non biodegradable lightweight bags, charge customers for carry bags or generate taxes from the stores who sell them. Major countries such as Rwanda, China, Taiwan and Macedonia have implemented a total ban on the plastic bag.