Grocery Bags
Reusable Bags!!!(: Some of the few benefits of reusable bags....
  • Reusable bags save trees-reusbale bags save trees by not using paper bags.
  • Reusable bags save oil-plastic bags use 50% oil each bag.
  • Reusable bags help air pollution-paper bags emitt 70% global warming gasses.
  • Reusable bags help our oceans-.not letting the bags get wrapped up in the ocean to polute it or infect the environment.
  • Reusable bags help our sea creatures-when the plastic bags go in the ocean fish eat them and makes thier population smaller.
  • Reusable bags help our families!-it helps our family by saving money and by breathing clean air.

See our latest list of 25 Reasons Why to Go Reusable
http://www.reusethisbag.com/why.asp
external image Paper-Or-Plastic-Bag-(2511).jpgwhy the reusable bag was developed..
Is Paper Better Than Plastic?
Paper bags, which many people consider a better alternative to plastic bags, carry their own set of environmental problems. For example, using to many paper bags can be a loss of many trees. Paper bags aren’t the only bags with environmental problems, plastic bags may be resyclable but still have many environmental problems as well. For example, billon’s of plastic bags that end up on the side of a sea shore or in the ocean end up killing about 100,000 creatures a year. Not only do the plastic bags kill sea creatures but 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used each year, most just get wasted left on the side of the road.

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But if you decline both paper and plastic bags, then how do you get your groceries home? The answer, according to many environmentalists, is high-quality reusable shopping bags made of materials that don’t harm the environment during production and don’t need to be discarded after each use. [You can find a good selection of high-quality reusable bags online at reusablebags.com. In addition, many organic grocery stores and consumer co-operatives carry reusable shopping bags.]
Experts estimate that 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed and discarded annually worldwide—more than a million per minute. http://environment.about.com/od/recycling/a/reusablebags.htm
external image paper-vs-plastic.jpgDeficits of the reusable bag...
If you care about the environment, you take a reusable shopping bag with you to the grocery store to avoid polluting the planet with the harmful plastic bags. Now you find out your bag is made with potentially harmful lead. They have had many anonymous complaints about there being traces of lead in reusable bags. Supermarkets and Congress are worried about whether the toxin might rub off on food and more about whether they could build up in landfills and create an environmental hazard.
See for more:
http://www.stargazette.com/article/20101119/NEWS10/11190314/Shoppers-shrug-off-fears-about-toxic-reusable-bags

History of the reusable bags.

According to the American Forest and Paper Association, in 1999 the U.S. alone used 10 billion paper grocery bags, which adds up to a lot of trees.
This first started in the US in 1977, plastic shopping bags for bagging groceries at stores became popular in the 1980s and 1990s, replacing paper bags.In 1990s, governments in some countries started to impose taxes on distribution of disposable plastic bags or to stop the use of them. Supermarkets started to discourage consumers from using disposable plastic bags and offer different reusable shopping bags with small prices, providing information on environmental damage associated with plastic bags.Because of these encouragements, reusable shopping bags are taking a huge increase in place of plastic bags. The shape of reusable shopping bags which are now becoming popular is usually different from what they used to be before the start of plastic bags. The apparel industry promotes reusable shopping bags as sustainable fashion. Reusable bags can be made of many things like plastic, cloth, appperel almost anythng that will last you a while. you can even make ypur own fpr free!
To see more:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reusable_shopping_bag



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Although many stores sell reusable bags as merchandise, many walmarts only offer the reusable bags for the cost of 50 cents each. But the good thing about that is once you buy them you can keep them and every time you go back you can bring them with you and use them again. Not only do you save money but you are one step closer to saving the environment. Walmart is saving the environment and reducing plastic waste.
to see more:
http://walmartstores.com/sustainability/7990.aspx
To see more:

Benifits to the environment:
http://www.reusethisbag.com/why.asp
25 Reasons Why to Go Reusable
Why the reusable bags were developed:
reusablebags.com
http://environment.about.com/od/recycling/a/reusablebags.htm
deficits of the reusable bag:
http://www.stargazette.com/article/20101119/NEWS10/11190314/Shoppers-shrug-off-fears-about-toxic-reusable-bags
What is a reusable bag:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_reusable_bag#ixzz1871du2Ve
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_reusable_bag&alreadyAsked=1&rtitle=Why_are_reusable_bags_good_for_the_environment
http://www.natural-environment.com/blog/2008/01/10/environmental-impact-of-plastic-bags/
History of the reusable bags:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reusable_shopping_bag
Who uses these reusable bags?
http://walmartstores.com/sustainability/7990.aspx