We all know that plastic is bad for the environment. So why do we choose to ignore it and continue to use plastic bags when we can bring our own reusable bags?
We might feel that Coles and Woolworths provide free plastic bags so there’s no real reason to bring our own bags- we’re busy and don’t have time to remember to bring reusable bags to the shops. The truth is, plastic bags are a routine part of the Australian shopping experience but it doesn’t have to be this way.
The smallest of steps can make a huge difference to not only the environment but to your inner self. In this blog, we’re going to give you 3 convincing reasons why you should ditch the toxic plastic bags and say YES to our new and unique eco-friendly neoprene bags.
- Plastic bags aren’t sustainable
In order to make plastic bags, a huge amount of gas and fuel is needed. Not only that, but plastic bags aren’t biodegradable. Did you know that they can sit in a landfill for a thousand years without breaking down?
You might also think you’re doing a good job by recycling your plastic bags, so you’ve got nothing to worry about. However, many plastic bags are ‘down-cycled’ – meaning they are sent somewhere far away and left in the earth, their toxins seeping into watersheds and soil. This will have a detrimental impact on future generations.
- Coles and Woolworths do not supply free bags
On the 1st July, Coles and Woolworths announced that they were banning single use plastic bags. You will not find free shopping bags anymore. The best thing to do now is bring your own neoprene bag which also includes a bonus detachable reusable shopping bag for your convenience. You will not have to spend a cent again on shopping bags. Make the switch now and stop wasting money.
- It’s easy to make a change
When you ditch plastic bags, you not only save the environment, you also save your health, your wallet and are joining a movement for global sustainability. So how do you take that first step? It’s easy – you buy an eco-friendly reusable neoprene bag.We’ve recently released a range of gorgeous eco-friendly neoprene bags. And, if you think you’ll find it hard to remember to take your shopping bag with you on-the-go, just try thinking of it as your newest accessory! You wouldn’t leave home without your neoprene tote, right?