Why You Should Choose Reusable Bags

Why You Should Choose Reusable Bags

The Pet Beastro Bags are here and ready for you! We are on a mission to phase out plastic bags by Earth Day 2019! While we’re sure you’ve heard about how bad plastic bags are for our planet, we wanted to show you the details of just how bad they are for the environment.

The Pet Beastro Bags are here and ready for you! We are on a mission to phase out plastic bags by Earth Day 2019! While we’re sure you’ve heard about how bad plastic bags are for our planet, we wanted to show you the details of just how bad they are for the environment.

According to the Sierra Club’s Sierra magazine, Americans throw away an estimated 100 billion bags a year, with only 1-3% actually being recycled. It takes about 15 to 1,000 years for one plastic bag to properly decompose, and that depends on the environment it’s in. These bags decompose via photodegradation. The bags decompose through exposure to light, and they decompose into small, toxic particles.

As if the decomposition of these bags wasn’t enough to put you off plastic bags, let’s talk about the impact they have on sea life. An estimated one million birds, 100,000 turtles, and much more sea life die each year due to ingesting plastic or becoming entangled in the plastic. They confuse the plastic with jellyfish and plankton, only for the plastic to block their digestive tracts leading to their deaths. These plastic bags make their way to the oceans and waterways due to being so lightweight. They can get picked up by the wind and clutter the beaches and waters.

And the paper to plastic choice isn’t helping much, either. When you opt for paper bags, more trees are getting cut down and the energy used to cut down those trees are expanding. We don’t want this either. It’s been proven that cutting back, even a little bit, can make a difference. If every person in New York alone used one less plastic shopping bag each year, it would reduce waste by a whopping 5 million pounds. Just a small change can have a large impact!

We urge you to switch to reusable bags whenever you can. We know it’s easier to use plastic bags, but making the choice to go reusable is a choice you will never regret. If you’re in need of a reusable bag when you visit The Pet Beastro, try one of our Beastro Bags. For $4.99, you’ll get a bag that’s easily wiped down and heavy duty enough to carry all your goodies. On top of that, if you use your Beastro Bag at checkout, we will give you a .50 cent credit on that purchase. In just 8 purchases you have paid for this great bag.

 

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=3609688&page=1
https://www.reusethisbag.com/articles/25-reasons-to-go-reusable/
http://www.allaboutbags.ca/reduction.html
http://www.therenewableplanet.com/environmentally-friendly-products/reusable-products/reusable-bags.aspx

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