Recyclable and Reusable Plastic Shopper's Bags Popularity During this Pandemic

20 May 2020

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Atlantic Poly plastic grocery bag in Boston, MA

The level of personal reuse of plastic grocery bags is soaring. It appears that many people are cautious about getting close contact with other people's stuff, to include supply chain products such as plastic grocery bags. Some regions in the US temporarily lift the ban of single-use plastic bags as a response to pandemic measures.

Since it is still uncertain when this pandemic will end, it seems plastic shoppers' bags will stay in demand for a longer period as people now will remain leery even if the local government will announce clear of the virus. Prior to the pandemic, some people chose not to use plastic bags for environmental concern. What most do not realize is that we supply reusable and recyclable plastic grocery and shopping bags to grocery stores across America. They can be washed when you want to reuse it to ensure it is free of germs.

Here are some of the benefits of using recyclable plastic grocery bags versus reusable paper bags:

  • Plastic bags are 100% recyclable and for all environmental impacts related to air emissions, water emissions, and solid waste – those of paper bags are significantly greater than that of plastic grocery bags
  • Plastic bags use 40% less energy to produce and generate 80% less solid waste than paper
  • Paper bags generate 70% more emissions and 50 times more water pollutants than plastic bags
  • Even paper bags made from 100% recycled fiber use more fossil fuels than plastic bags
  • Coronavirus can remain for only 2-3 days on plastic but on paper, they can stay viable for up to 5 days.

For more information about our custom recyclable plastic grocery bags, contact Atlantic Poly. Inc.