What will the role of paper bags be in fighting climate change in 2020?

Records have recently been released which show that the previous decade was the warmest on record, this and the recent rise in the rate of natural disasters are illustrating the need for greater action on climate change. Part of the fight will focus on people making changes in their daily lives by attempting to reduce their carbon footprint, and those interested can find more information about this over on the Cool Effect website. The rest of the fight is focused on buying products that are environmentally sustainable. This is where paper bags come in, more and more businesses are adopting them. Here is how paper bags can help to lead the charge in combating climate change in the New Year.

Paper bags are easy to recycle and repurpose

Staying on top of your recycling is one of the best ways you can reduce your impact on the environment. In terms of climate change, a lot of energy is expended in sorting and disposing of rubbish that is sent straight to the landfill.

If you increase your use of paper bags when you find yourself stuck at the shops, you will be given a product that can easily be sorted into your recycling. Try and remember to keep your paper, plastic and glass recycling separate to reduce the time that needs to be spent recycling it at the sorting plant.

The increase in charged paper bags is encouraging people to bring their own

Whilst paper bags are better for the environment than plastic ones, if you use them at a higher rate the average member of the public used to use them, it will only cause a bigger impact on the environment. This is one of the reasons why governments are starting to introduce charges on both paper and plastic bags.

The ‘bag tax’ policy is influencing the behaviour and encouraging more people to bring reusable bags with them when they head to the shops. This reduces the amount of bags that end up needing to be processed and produced, helping limit the increasing rate of climate change.

Where can my business find environmentally friendly paper bags? 

If you are business that is marketing to increasingly environmentally conscious consumers it is important that you endeavour to use products that are sustainable without compromising on quality. Paper bags that are made out of strong recycled paper help your customers if they forget their ‘bags for life’, but not at the expense of the environment. Luckily, there are a lot of high-quality paper bag manufactures who are fulfilling the demand for good quality green products.