"Over the past year the Green Bag has been responsible for supplying over 200 000 bags to our 450 offices throughout Australia on a regular basis. When researching potential companies to use I found Green Bag's products to be one of the highest quality on the market and the bags were compe...
Emily Hill, Marketing Executive, Raine & Horne Pty Limited
The problems associated with the ongoing use, indeed abuse, of single-use shopping bags need little documentation. Single-use plastic bags have been commercially in use for over 25 years and today we as a culture consume over 500 billion per year worldwide (1). That amounts to almost 1 million bags per minute! (2)
Rapidly growing public opinion suggests that the days of single-use bags are numbered; they are not sustainable. A change of shopping habits is what is required, not short-term solutions. Even paper bags, which were once thought a better alternative, have their own set of problems. It is timely and opportune for both retailers and consumers to replace a unsustainable system that is on its way out.
-So, WHAT CAN BE DONE?
1. Find out more about the problems of single-use plastic bags
2. Find out the scoop on different kind of reusable bags, such as how much energy it takes to produce the bag, recyclability, etc.