#SustainabilitySaturdays Entry 01: Reusable Bags



Single-use plastic bags are bad for the environment– it’s no secret. But how much exactly can you save by using a reusable bag?



Single-use plastic bags are some of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution. Think about it– on your regular trip to the mall, how much plastic bags would accumulate over a shopping session? One bag from a stop at the bookstore, another from your visit to the drugstore, and several for your grocery fix for the week– now, imagine that built up over months.



According to the Center for Biological Diversity, 100 million plastic bags are used a year, by Americans alone. That uses 12 million barrels of oil to produce! In the Philippine context, as reported by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, almost 57 million plastic bags are used a year. Just by using one reusable bag, as written by FactoryDirect, you can save up to 700 plastic bags a year. Picture all those bags piling up in your kitchen cabinet– yikes.


Although in some perspectives, it may be too tedious a task to bring a clunky bag to your every errand, but sometimes the ends really do overweigh the means. Perhaps, having a sturdy and cute bag can better motivate us to stay responsible and ethical with our decisions. In that case, your Canvas is the perfect go-to companion for joining you on your errands!



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Sources

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/population_and_sustainability/sustainability/plastic_bag_facts.html

https://www.factorydirectpromos.com/blog/how-many-plastic-bags-are-saved-by-using-one-reusable-bag/

https://www.no-burn.org/wp-content/uploads/PlasticsExposed-3.pdf