A single reusable bag can replace over 500 plastic bags in its lifetime of regular use.

Why Bother?

The statistics are out there and no one’s kidding. However, sustainability is as much about the health of your business as the health of the environment. Here are a few reasons why it makes sense to make the change to reusable bags:

1. Your customers expect it

Shoppers demand products that are eco conscious. They want sustainable choices at checkout too.

2. Better branding

Your bag is a reflection of your brand’s desirability and what’s more premium than a bag with a purpose.

3. Good for business

Studies show that shoppers who bring reusable bags buy and spend more than those who don’t.

4. Future regulations

States and whole countries are going plastic free. Stay ahead and comply with green laws before they arrive.

  • A million single use plastic bags are used every minute.
  • Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the Earth three times.
  • Less than 5% of the plastic we use is ever recovered or recycled.
  • A single plastic bag can take over 1000 years to degrade, if at all.
  • Plastic bags are made from Fossil Fuel – a non-renewable resource 
  • Paper bags are not much better – manufacturing them involves enormous depletion of precious natural resources like water and trees for just one time use. High costs in transportation and recycling add to the problem.

Get Inspired

Read about Whole Foods, Greenmarket and other amazing brands that
Singer Sustainability has worked with to eliminate single use plastic bags. Get Inspired >