Why Observe International Plastic Bag Free Day

 Celebrated every year on July 3, International plastic bag free day encourages people around the globe to cut down on the use of disposable plastic bags and reduce the risks of plastic pollution .

International Plastic Bag Free Day  was set up by Zero Waste Europe in 2009 and has become a global movement now.

Why say no to plastic

It takes between 100 and 1,000 years for a plastic bag to degrade in a landfill. So, just think of the damage it can cause to the planet and its living beings. Make sure that the future generations do not inherit plastic waste by eliminating its use. Further, Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year, which require 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture.  Alarming stats show that by 2050, the world’s oceans could contain more plastic than fish measured by weight!Better awareness on plastic pollution has indeed given a glimmer of hope.

Build better awareness

Today, 24 states, including Hawaii. have adopted 11 local bag ordinances against single-use carry out bags.   Reduction of single-use plastic  has indeed become  one of many global, cultural shifts toward responsible living. Every single step can obviously make a difference, and marketers can play their little part by spreading awareness on the day by handing out custom reusable bags to inspire people to switch to reusable bags.   

In addition, retail stores can handout custom reusable bags for shoppers and encourage customers bring their own bags by offering discounts or deals. Your customers will appreciate how you make it easy for them to be part of the crusade against plastic pollution.

Make reusable bags part of your branding strategy

Put your name on a reusable bag to enhance the shopping experience of your customers while getting behind a cause.  When you customize a reusable bag your advertising impact lasts longer and most importantly, your brand will engage your customer on an emotionally relevant issue. 

Choose cotton totes or canvas totes with your logo and message on. Every time they use these logo items your brand will surely enjoy a great visibility. These long lasting bags will go a long way in reducing the carbon footprints of your prospects and will help you to solve the landfill menace.

Here are some popular models that you can consider.

Foldable Shopper Tote:  It features double handles and folds into the corner, held smartly with a draw string closure. Made of 210D Polyester material, these bags are available in various vivid color choices. Make use of the generous imprint space to highlight your ecofriendly message.

Ripstop Trim:  The sturdy and rip stop design will make these bags a great choice among big shoppers. Customize it with your brand and message. Made of 420D Ripstop Polyester, this bag folds into self-contained pouch, which makes it easy to store when not in use. It is a perfect grab- on- the- go bag that can be used as a tote bag or backpack, which makes it even more useful.

Contrast trim totes: Eye-catching and fashion-forward, these trendy white bags with contrasting colored trims will grab easy attention . These recyclable and reusable bags have 24” handles, front pocket and are made of 80 grams, water-resistant, non-woven polypropylene.

Looking for more? Browse our collection of custom ecofriendly gifts to choose a model that will fit your promotional theme.