As with the progression in human civilization, the focus is shifting of preservation. As with the increase in human activities, we have already given unrecoverable loss to nature and if this pace keeps on, it will destroy the natural cycle. Now awareness is given for a shift in small habits that can have a profound and long-lasting environmental effect. These small steps when the done cumulative population can change the future of generations to come. The small change of habit of using reusable bags or good foldable bag instead of plastic bags can be the first step for the preservation of nature.
500 Billion to 1 Trillion bags are used per annum basis. These bags are disposed of sea, soil or animals. Even humans are consuming this plastic, by eating those animals. So what we are paying to nature, we are eating it back. So now this is a high time to use reusable bags. This is not only environmental but there are also economical. Following are the few benefits of using reusable bags;
- The usage of reusable bags saves money. Instead of buying plastic bags on every trip to the market, this will be more cost-effective if you use reusable bags. Even after your certain visits, these bags will start savings a good amount of money monthly. As these bags can last for months or even years, in the end, you will extra change in your pocket on the way home
- The production of reusable bags also helps in the consumption of resources. The resources used in the production of reusable bags is three-time less than plastic bags. For example, it will reduce the wastage of water, also conserve the energy and in the less emission of greenhouse gases. This helps nature by using fewer resources and we can divert that resources for the production of other important commodities
- The major issue with plastics bags as they increase the litter. The plastics are the main cause of blockade of sewage pipes and drainage. As the numbers of plastic bags increase, they will consume more space and usually clutter in the household or workspace. Whereas the reusable bags can easily be folded and people will always have the optimum stock of these bags as per their usage. Now the majority of reusable bags are made of biodegradable or recyclable material, so they can easily be decomposed and recycled into new reusable bags
- Reusable bags are made from natural products, they usually have strong fiber. They can bear more weight are durable. Plastic bags are made of the thin film of plastics and their life is short, they ended up increasing litter. But reusable bags can go long, and they can carry more weight, also available in larger sizes which is not common in terms of plastic bags.
This our responsibility that we should be considering this minor change in our habit that can help us to play a vital role in making the environment cleaner and greener.