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Retail Giants Take Leadership In Using Eco-friendly Bags

Here at foldablebags.com, we aim to promote eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags.

We are aware that using plastic bags is like a bad habit that’s hard to remove. We cannot blame you because our society continues to use it.  It is convenient to use , cheap and readily accessible.  Most retail stores are offering it free for every purchase.

However, the trend is slowly changing. Some chain stores such as Target, Carrefour, Fred Meyer, JC Penney, IKEA, Tesco and Macy’s are actively promoting the use of alternative eco-friendly bags.

Personally, I think it’s a brave move for these chain stores to pursue this initiative of using eco-friendly bags.   However, I applaud them for taking leadership in doing the right thing.  In the near future, I hope that other stores will follow.

In fact,  once you get used to the idea of not using any plastic bags you will realize that there is really no need for one.   A reusable bag is a more practical and eco-friendly alternative for all your shopping needs!  There are so many designs available!  To add, most can be conveniently folded into the size of your wallet or even into a tiny key chain.   You can always carry one in your bag or your pocket!

Just like these retail giants, I hope you can take a stand against plastic bags and set the trend in using eco-friendly alternatives.  Checkout our eco store to view a range of foldable reusable bags and start using one now!

 

Photo: Flickr Kevin Dooley

 

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Foldablebags.com Flikr picture worth a thousand words!

Last April 2010, we posted a photo in our Flickr account of a “green grocery bag”.  It was our very first photo in Flickr.

Here is the photo:

 

green grocery bag

Photo source:  (flickr) foldablebags.com

We were originally looking for a ” reusable green bag photo”  that we can use for one of our blog articles “Foldable bags   vs.  Green bags“.   However, we can’t find any free photos  on the web.  Thus, we took a picture of one of our reusable green bags.   We posted it on Flickr, so others can freely use it but with “attribution” to us.

Since then, our photo was used in several articles online.   It just shows the growing topic about “going green” and how more and more people are campaigning to use “reusable bags” over the traditional plastic bags.

Here are some of the articles where our “reusable green bag” photo was used:

Paper, Plastic or Reusable,…It’s Your Choice thegoinggreensite.com

Mexico is Going Green nileguide.com

California Supreme Court to Decide: “Paper or Plastic” environment.change.org

Eco Home Design and Environmental Friendly Habits Green-Granny.com

How to be Plastic Bag Free laist.com

Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Amended, Minimum 5-Cent Charge Deleted entertainment.silobreaker.com

Facts About Going Green answerbag.com

Be Bright Green and E-cool thebiggreenie.com

Project Energy Smart lincolngreen.myaptportal.com

Just like the adage “A picture is worth a thousand words“,  a single reusable green bag can be used to convey different messages about “going green”.

It is hard to totally get rid of plastic bags because it literally became a part of our everyday life for several decades.  But, it is never too late to start an eco revolution on using reusable bags as a more sustainable alternative for the benefit of our future generation.


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Plastic Bag Art by Joshua Allen Harris

New York Magazine posted this video by Jonah Green in YouTube back in 2008.  However, it seems a lot of people haven’t viewed it yet, so we wanted to share it with you.

Joshua Allen Harris used plastic bags, trash bags and shopping bags to create street art.  He explained that part of its magic is “it looks like trash on the street then it becomes animated and comes to life“.  He cleverly used exhaust and subway air to bring these plastic bag sculptures to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plastic Bag Animal by Joshua Allen Harris photo from woostercollective.com

We wish that more people can be creative in recycling plastic bags instead of simply (and sometimes carelessly) disposing it.  Most plastic bags end up in our waterways and landfills.  It can harm our wildlife and eventually humans, as it pollutes our soil and water.

Thus, we endeavor to promote the use of foldable bags, reusable bags and eco bags every time.  Reducing the use of plastic bags means fewer pollutants for the earth 🙂

 

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“Green” is the new “Black”

reusable foldable bag tucked in a handbag

“Going Green” is not a trend.  It is becoming more and more of a fashion icon.

Back in 2006, the New York Times published an article:

“Eco-friendly: Why green is the new black”

It discussed why you don’t have to be an eco activist anymore to declare that you care for the environment.   “For the cool and stylish, green is the new black.”

Green apparel or more popularly referred to as “eco fashion” refers to clothing designed using ethical, sustainable and environment-friendly products.

Four years since 2006, eco fashion is still considered hot!    In fact, the Museum at FIT in New York will be holding an exhibit about “Eco Fashion: Going Green” from May 25, 2010 through November 26, 2010.

It will feature the works of popular eco fashion labels Edun, Bodkin, FIN, and NOIR together with more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles from the mid-18th century to the present. The exhibit will provide a historical context of how eco fashion movement evolved in the fashion industry.

Here at foldablebags.com, as avid shoppers we wanted to do our part for the environment by promoting reusable shopping bags. We aim to encourage people to use”eco bags everyday and every time” and not only when they remember to bring them.

Foldable eco bags make it more convenient for any shopper to always have it handy inside her everyday bag.

Please visit our Foldable Bags Store, Eco Bags Store and The Eco Store pages for a selection of foldable eco bags and other eco-friendly products.