Environmentally friendly paper bags

Paper bags are not only a trendy way of packaging but also help keep our environment safe because paper is 100% biodegradable. Paper bags when handled properly can also be reused for example shopping bags, which means there will be less littering and less waste generated.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

As environmental pollution is increasingly becoming worse the best way we can control or limit the extent we can damage our environment is to go green and switch to environmentally friendly packaging and that is where Crane Paper bags comes in to provide "Green" paper bag packaging solutions.

Biodegradable

Paper bags are made of natural products, which allows them to be broken down naturally in the soil. Plastic bags aren't as lucky – most aren't biodegradable and can fill up landfills, costing too much to dispose them off. Recycling plastic bags is an option, but the costs can be impractical. As of 2016, it is much more expensive to recycle one ton of plastic bags compared to paper bags. On the other hand, paper bags are easily tossed into the paper recycling bin and reused.

Renewable Resource

Paper bags are made from felled trees, which some proponents of plastic bags suggest creates more of an imprint on the environment than plastic bags. But trees are also a renewable resource that can be replaced over time. Many paper and lumber mills practice tree replacement so that their supply of trees doesn't diminish over time.

Less Litter

One paper bag can do the same work it can take several plastic bags to accomplish. The downside to this is that plastic bags are often overused – some businesses use a plastic bag to hold one single item. The practice of overusing plastic bags can add to the country's littering problem. Plastic bags are frequently found blowing in the wind alongside roads and elsewhere in the outdoors. Paper bags are much larger and less abundant, and they aren't as easily lost to the wind.

Less Environmental Impact

Plastic bags have a bad reputation and with good reason. It takes centuries for one to dissolve after ending up in a landfill, while paper decomposes much more faster and easily. In fact, according to recent research, plastic bags do not biodegradable at all, so you would have to wait for 500 to 1,000 years or more.

Recycling Options

Paper bags are made at least partially from recycled paper or fiber. Research from MSNBC shows that most paper bags contain at least 35 percent recycled material, but many companies use much more than that. Once discarded, they can also be recycled again, while plastic bags cannot be recycled or many factories don't accept them because they can clog machines and complicate the recycling process. You can even tear paper bags into small pieces and add them to your compost pile.