Reusable shopping bags are gaining in popularity with everyone from consumers to marketing execs. This uptick in the use of reusable shopping bags is largely due to laws regulating disposable plastic bags like the new California bag ban. All of the problems caused by single-use plastic bags are well documented.
From using non renewable resources like natural gas and oil, to the likelihood of single-use plastic bags ending up as litter entering our food chain or sitting in a landfill forever, we must stop their use. The resulting environmental issues make it no secret that disposable plastic bags are bad news.
Typically, when bag bans or fees come about it is from a concern for the environment. The logic is by eliminating single-use plastic bags, the negative ramifications will a