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Florrie Jacobs
Florrie Jacobs
May 31, 2021
2 min

Challenges

The bags cannot be used to carry foodstuff with high water content because of their absorbent nature. These need a special type of rinsing to get rid of their odor and taste before they can be stored for carrying food. The plastic bags cannot be used in humid places, as these are difficult to store. These bags have been given a shape that will help you carry a lot in them. There is no need to worry about the bag being too long for you or too short, as they are made according to the needs and demands of everyone who will use them.Reusable Bags have a simple use and a single purpose. There are many other types of bags like these that are available in the market. The bag is used to carry household articles - grocery items or any goods purchased at a retail store as well as dry foodstuff. The efficiency of these products may not match that of plastic bags, but they are environment-friendly and thus they need to be promoted and encouraged to be used more often.Many people argue that the benefits of using reusable bags are outweighed by their harmful impact on the environment. While reusable bags are made from lightweight aluminum or heavy vinyl, plastic bags are produced using crude oil and natural gas. Oil is a non-renewable source of energy. Consumption of oil leads to depletion of natural reserves. However, there is an option of recycling the bags in most European countries.In the United States, it is estimated that about 500 billion plastic bags, weighing about 12 million pounds, are used annually in supermarkets alone (National Assoc. for Interpretation). One of the major advantages of using reusable bags is that it will lead to saving a large number of reeds and trees which are used to make paper bags.Challenges. While it is important to reuse the waste products from an organization, it is also important to understand that using reusable bags will lead to laying off of employees in companies that make the plastic bags. The bags cannot be used to carry foodstuff with high water content because of their absorbent nature.To ensure that the bags are reusable for as long as possible, it is best to place in them only dry products. The other challenge with using reusable bags instead of plastic is the fact that they cannot be recycled and this implies that individuals have to keep buying new ones over time.


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