Reusable Bags are an easy way for all of us to be kind to the environment and conserve our natural resources
Plastic and paper bags require a lot of resources (trees, petroleum, etc.) and energy to be made and they have a pretty low recycle rate. In fact, only 1% of plastic bags are recycled in the United States, which means the rest end up in landfills, the ocean, and probably on the side of the road you drive by every day. And they will be there for more than fifteen years before they decompose. The impact on our oceans is probably the most worrisome since an estimated 1 million birds, turtles, and other sea animals die eat year from digesting plastic bags and more than 10% of all debris washed up on the U.S. coastlines consists of plastic bags. Plus, it takes 12 million barrels of oil to produce the estimated 100 billion plastic bags we all use every year. So there are a lot of good reasons to reduce our use of plastic bags. These are just some of the reasons that many municipalities across the country have enacted legislation to outlaw plastic bags...and many more are considering doing the same.
Reusable bags reduce the environmental impact of both manufacturing these disposable bags and figuring out what to do with them when we are done. Of course, that is only if we USE and REUSE them. At Pop-Ins we want to make it easy for everyone to be kind to our environment and conserve our natural resources. We believe in doing a little good every day - and using a reusable bag is an easy and effective way to do that.