During the 1960s, paper bags are the “in” thing when it comes to having carrier bags. And since environmental concern was not an active propaganda then, everything was traditional. Paper bags are very usable, and so they went on. Nonetheless, with the modern development of the manufacture and use of plastic in the 1970s, most of the stuff we utilize for our homes suddenly became plastics, and this was carried all the way to transforming the conventional paper shopping bags into plastic carrier bags. The plastic shopping and grocery bags became the latest trend in the world of shopping and people started to like the idea of using it because these are rather more durable, water proof and reusable. That was in the 1980s to early 1990s.
But in the most recent part of the 90s, the entire world, all of a sudden realized that plastic materials are becoming one of the main problems on landfills and contributors to our environmental deterioration aside from the pollution given to us by the factories, oil spills and carbon monoxide from automobiles worldwide. Soon enough, countries became scared, and concerns were everywhere. All over the world, shops started to deter consumers from exploiting disposable plastic bags, and this is how the idea on the manufacture of reusable grocery bags came to exist.
Re-usable grocery bags can be used many times and are more environmentally friendly. They are traditionally made of fabrics such as canvas or woven synthetic fibers that are bio-degradable. These are more durable than the plastic bags, easy to clean and more fashion-based also. Today, supermarkets, clothes shops, and grocery stores do have available stocks of reusable grocery bags for their clients. They are now becoming the common sights in these establishments not only because the law established that they need to be there but also because they offer more conveniences to shoppers, more environmentally friendly and make shopping more fun with their hip styles and designs.
Do you want the wasteless variety pack that can hold in as much as 25 lbs of dry goods or the large Flip & Tumble type that is made from rip-stop nylon which is elegant to carry on your shoulder during your shopping? If you are on the stylish side, you will also love the Launderess Reusable/Recyclable bags which you can carry anywhere much like a tote bag – on the beach, shopping, and to school.
Speaking of tote bags, some women can’t resist them because as some of them say, what’s shopping minus a tote bag in tow? Tote bags are not only a necessary part of shopping as they are now in the mainstream of fashion. If you’d like a shopping bag, a school bag and a fashion bag in one, then ladies, go for the canvas tote bags. Choose the ones which are rip resistant, tip-proof, have reinforced handles, have high percentage cotton and the ones that have an anti-microbe finish.
Grocery bags, otherwise called shopping bags, are no longer given away in the grocery stores. Now even in some department stores, you have to pay for the quantity of plastic bags that your purchases will fit into, five cents each. Imagine how many five cents get thrown into the garbage on collection day, especially when you keep forgetting you now have to buy shopping bags. It would not be surprising to see a vendor sitting at the near enough point to the grocery store selling reusable bags for grocery; it is the start of a Small Business as simple as that.