As much as we all know, shopping bags are common use while we go shopping, buy some groceries and it is even now used for us not to hand-carry things. It actually gives us an efficient and easier way to go shopping and also go to somewhere else. This is also actually the luckiest way how the shopaholic and non-shopaholic individuals collect all kinds of neither plastic or paper bags at their home in which they can still use and recycle. But just to remind you not all of these bags can still be recycled.
And as the new generation outgrows, new diversities of shopping bags were made which is designed for several uses. The extremity of these bags involves different forms and class nowadays. Designers came up with all simple or even fancy and comfy designs that will be convenient for shop buyers. As such, people also have different perspectives on what to use and what to recycle. But as a heads up, we have two kinds of shopping bags that the individual commonly use, that are plastic and paper shopping bags.
Plastic bags or the so called plastic grocery bags which is obviously made up of plastic can also be reusable and it offers a heavy-duty feature that allows us to reuse the plastic bags many times. Usually plastic bags are made with lots of designs that are appealing to the eyes. It is durable that even wet food can be stored in it and as much as more useful when it’s raining. And the most important advantage of this is that we can use it in storing heavy products and that is why retailers and consumers usually uses plastic bags for shopping. At home, often people use it as a trash cans liner to avoid the wastes from spilling on the floor.
The purpose of the plastic bags is that it is also environmental friendly in which it also consumes less air and water pollution than the paper shopping bags since plastic bags has lesser weight comparing to paper bags. However, we must also put in mind that plastics come from non-renewable resources unlike papers. And that is the main reason why plastic are now being banned in some places and that means that plastic bags are hard to be composted.
Paper bags or the so called Kraft bags are renewable resources which originally come from trees. Even though it is easily prone to tearing, the best thing about it is that they can be recycled so on and so forth (that means without any limit). Since papers come from trees, any material made of paper has more degradability which is helpful to our land resources. Yes, it takes a lot of time to produce paper bags but it will also take less time and effort to compost paper bags since it is a biodegradable material than littering plastics elsewhere which can pollute our surroundings.
We actually now have a common goal, to disseminate a more eco-friendly shopping materials that we may use conveniently while shopping and buying some groceries and afterwards to be reused at home. Paper bags are actually offered in some department stores for free and some are not. But plastic bags are the one commonly used by shop buyers when purchasing something.
In the long run, the main goal that we need to consider is to have a proper implementation on recycling either paper or plastic bags. And that will be the greatest solution that may help the community to have an eco-friendly environment.