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February 24, 2020

Resolving to a have a more eco-friendly lifestyle is no longer just a trend — it's a responsibility. You may have noticed that more and more brands are making the conscious effort to adapt environmentally-friendly and sustainability practices, largely in part to save costs, do their part in saving the earth, and to hopefully pass down the practice to their consumers. Even governments are starting to pass policies that address environmental issues.

On a personal level, one of the easiest ways to help the environment is by using eco-friendly bags. Plastic pollution is no joke. They're everywhere. They are littered in our oceans, streets, and even drift in the air. And the worst part is, they take up to a thousand years to decompose, creating a problem for future generations.

But given all the unpleasant facts about plastic, the average plastic bag is only used for roughly 12 minutes before it gets discarded. Just imagine the number of people wasting single-use plastic bags every day. It's not a pretty picture.

Luckily, you can do your part in cutting down the world's plastic consumption by using eco-friendly or reusable bags. Doing so has numerous advantages, including, but not limited to reduced waste, durability, and cost-effectiveness.

They're better for the environment.

Given how damaging plastic bags are, using eco-friendly bags are better for the environment because you can use them over and over. If more people pivot to eco-friendly bags, we all can cut down the number of plastic bags being manufactured and distributed all over the world. That means there will be fewer toxic chemicals released into the atmosphere, fewer resources spent on shipping and distribution, and less waste is produced in general. Plus, less waste automatically equates to fewer clean-ups, making way for a cleaner, healthier environment for all.

They're stylish.

Not all eco-friendly bags look like those you can pick up at the grocery aisle of your local supermarket. They come in pretty styles, too. If you want to use eco-friendly bags every day, you can opt to purchase thoughtfully-designed ones to bode well with your outfits. Eco-friendly bags come in different shapes, colors, and sizes, so you have lots of options to choose from.

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They're durable.

You probably cannot count on a single hand the number of times your plastic bag split due to overload. Plastic bags are weak and fragile, and can easily break without notice. Eco-friendly bags, on the other hand, are designed to last a long time. They're typically crafted from sturdy fibers, so you don't have to worry about incurring damage even if you store lots of items inside.

They're comfortable to tote around.

Unlike plastic bags that tend to hurt your hands, eco-friendly bags are usually designed for comfort, so you won't have trouble holding them for extended periods. Their handles are typically sturdy and don't have sharp edges that put pressure on your hands or shoulders. Even if you stuff them to the brim with stuff, their ergonomic handles will still allow you to carry them comfortably.

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Do your part in saving the environment by switching to eco-friendly bags. If you're in the market for bags that are made from recycled materials, take your pick from our newest collection.


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