Single use plastics have many negative impacts environmentally, socially and economically 👎. They’re still widely used due to the fact that they are convenient 😥. Single use plastic bags for example are strong, cheap and hygienic for carrying food. Other alternatives such as paper bags are compostable but takes up more water 💧and energy ☀️ to produce. Furthermore, if a paper bag is tossed into a landfill, they take up more space compared to a plastic bag .
The best option is to go reusable ♻️! A mesh bag is a great alternative to single-use plastic bags 😄! You can use them to hold produce 🌽🍎🍠, and many other things! They are essential for anyone living a green lifestyle 💚.
We've been researching the negative environmental, social and economical impacts single-use plastics have and will be sharing our findings 🔎 in a blog post soon.