Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Eco-Friendly, Reusable Grocery Bag

Despite the growing awareness of the necessity for purposeful eco-friendly living, nine out of 10 times, you're still going to get your groceries in a plastic bag (unless you're at a whole foods/organic market). That's because it comes down to basic economics for the stores: plastic bags usually cost the store just one penny vs. four cents for a paper bag.

Interestingly, compared to paper grocery bags, plastic bags consume 40 percent less energy, generate 80 percent less solid waste, produce 70 percent fewer atmospheric emissions, and release up to 94 percent fewer waterborne wastes, according to the Film and Bag Federation. However, despite the many uses of plastic grocery bags, there's no denying they are filling our landfills, taking months to hundreds of years (!) to decompose. As they decompose, tiny toxic bits seep into soils, lakes, rivers, and the oceans.

That knowledge alone is enough to make you want to carry your own re-usable, eco-friendly grocery bag. Your customers grocery shop, too, so the same goes for them. Why not promote your company, while helping your environment and your customers.

There are so many great, sleek-looking options available. One of our most popular is the great tote shown here:

This 100% organic cotton grocery tote is skal international-certified. It's roomy, with a seven-inch gusset and a 26" handle. Best of all, you can use it over and over again.

The minimum is only 100 and they're 7.49. (Subscribers to my blog always get an automatic 10% off, however, so subscribe today, save some money, and stay updated on all the eco-specials.)

E-mail me at ecoswag@gmail.com.