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How Reusable Bags Can Save the World and Your Brand
A socially responsible society is defined by the constant desire to reflect, and to become better. Over the last half-century, our global community has gone from the lowest levels that society can ever go, to a place where we can unite around something as simple—yet complex—as the planet we live on.
As the tolls that mankind has taken on the planet become more and more apparent, we have successfully crossed from the horror of realization, to the acceptance that we need to fix something. In this infographic, we discuss the problem of single-usage bags, and what role they play in our ever-evolving society. We talk about the solution to this problem, and what positives it presents to us as a socially conscious group.
In a time where speed and efficiency is paramount to the average individual, the opportunity to blend social responsibility with a more cost-effective way of shopping is something that makes a great deal of sense.
Across the United States, multiple municipalities are voting to enact a baggage fee in order to encourage customers to bring reusable bags to stores.
Over 130 cities or counties across the U.S. have either banned single-use bags or started charging for them.
Disposable bags in North America cost roughly five cents. Those cents add up—for the store and ultimately, for the customer!
Good for the Consumer
By purchasing and using reusable bags, customers can:
Reusable bags are sturdier than single-use bags. They are more comfortable to carry. They can be used for various outings, not limited to shopping.
Good for the Environment
Few plastic bags are recycled.
Scientists estimate that 245,000 tons of floating trash litter the ocean.
Good for the Economy
The U.S. goes through roughly 100 billion single-use shopping bags annually.
Promoting the use of reusable bags will help cities in the long run.
Marketing and Reusable Bags
The versatility of the reusable bag presents a plethora of opportunities for a company to:
Creating a brand association with eco-friendliness says a lot to: