The downside’s of using plastic bags are well documented and widely known. These solid waste items and pollutants sit in landfills and waste sites as well as clogging drains and filling the oceans. Companies and individuals are, more than ever, inclined to go back to using the good old recyclable paper bag. But did you know that the recycling process of paper can only be implemented about 3 times? A lot of paper bags aren’t reusable either so the recycling process goes on and on. Ultimately the bags are still made by chopping down trees which threatens the planets future air quality.
Woven bags are reusable and recyclable but they are more labour intensive and it takes more energy to create them. This means that they’re not the most ecologically friendly bags available to you. Instead, opt for non-woven bags. First manufactured in China, they’re made from spun bond non-woven polypropylene (PP) cloth. The material looks and feels like cloth, but it doesn’t need to be woven – making it a more economically sound option. To follow are the main benefits of using this material:
- 100% recyclable
- Bio-degradable and can burn without toxic contaminants
- No PVC coating or water used in manufacturing process
- Greater durability means they are more reusable
- Screen printing and heat transfer full colour printing available
- Competitive pricing
- Packable or foldable
- Liquid repellent
- Air permeable
- The list is endless……
Non-woven bags are now being used by a variety of businesses: grocers, department stores, gifts shops, off licenses, promotional companies, and many more. Non-woven carriers are the most environmentally friendly and the most versatile and practical bags in the market place today. Why not take a look at the selection of non-woven bags we have on offer today.