Paper bags are becoming a growing trend amongst business owners around the world. Not only can they be effectively branded to your business, but they are also much better for the environment. Kiki Bag is pro-planet earth and strive to provide business with quality paper bags to replace plastic.
Here are 5 interesting paper bag facts that may help you convert to using them exclusively. For more information on paper bags, visit the Kiki Bag blog.
As most people know, paper is made from wood, therefore wood is the main raw material used in the production of paper bags. Wood is a renewable and every-growing material and its remnants have no negative effect on the environment. Europe follow a strict re-plantation policy when harvesting, planting two trees for every one harvested. Continuous re-plantation when harvesting allows for this material to be 100% sustainable.
The attractive thing about paper bags is that they take much less time to decompose than plastic. Plastic bags can take anywhere as long as 10 to 100 years to break down, however their environmental impact may last a lifetime. Whilst paper bags are a little more expensive than plastic bags, the business’ effort to protect the planet is priceless to many customers and will be well-rewarded.
It is believed that paper bags can hold up to 14 grocery items, whilst plastic bags can only hold 10. Therefore, more plastic is required, and the environment impact becomes greater. This makes paper bags a much more viable option in the long run. If an average family of four use four bags a week will use a total of 208 a year. Eight plastic bags used for the same amount of shopping will equal 416 per year. Not only will this equate to more plastic being used, but more greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere.
Did you know that less energy is used in the production of paper bags? This equates to less greenhouse gases being emitted during the manufacturing process, thus having a lesser impact on the global warming crisis.
Paper bags are much safer for pets, marine life and other wildlife as they are much less likely to get stuck in the handles and choke. Due to paper bags also decomposing significantly faster than plastic, they also eliminate themselves from posing as a risk much faster than plastic.
If you are looking for quality paper bags for your business or event, contact Kiki Bag. We specialise in creating attractive packaging them is also beneficial for the environment. Find out more now!
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