Why you should use reusable bags
1. Conserve resources
Though they seem small and light, plastic bags have a much larger environmental footprint than you may imagine, beginning with the energy required to make them.
2. Decrease pollution
The effects of plastic on the environment can be devastating. Plastic products such as plastic bags can take between 15 and 1,000 years to break down, and that’s assuming they even make it into a landfill instead of winding up in water such as streams, rivers or the ocean — or floating around the neighborhood.
3. Repurpose for other uses
Reusable grocery bags can be used for a lot more than carrying groceries. A nice reusable bag is essentially a structured tote bag, and can be used for many of the things you’d use a tote bag for. You can pack your lunch in them, use them to carry snacks on a road trip, take books to and from the library, etc.
4. Protect wildlife
More than 100,000 marine animal deaths are caused each year when marine animals mistake plastic shopping bags in the ocean for food.
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