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There have been growing calls for people to find alternatives to single-use plastic bags and when you Choose Reusable Bags you are making the right choice. At Karaglen SuperSpar, you actually have two alternatives to choosing plastic bags when you shop. We also sell high-quality paper bags and durable woven bags. While these two are slightly more expensive they do have a range of additional benefits.

When you Choose Reusable Bags you’ll find that our paper bags can be used more than once and our woven bags are made from only the highest quality materials. They can be reused and they can be washed. Whichever you choose to use, you’re bound to find them useful. Here are a few simple reasons why no one needs to use plastic bags:

Resource Conservation

The impact that plastic bags have on the earth can be felt in even the smallest of places. This impact starts with the process of creating a plastic bag. In the US alone, more than 10 million barrels of oil are used in the manufacture of single-use plastic bags. And that’s only for one year. This means that you can drive for nearly two kilometers on the amount of petrol needed to make just 15 plastic bags.

Problematic Pollution

The devastating effect of single-use plastic bags on the earth is immeasurable. Depending on how they are made, each plastic bag will take anywhere between 20 and 1 000 years to decompose. Many single-use plastic bags do not even make it to the dump. They end up in rivers and oceans. This is because only about 1% of plastic bags are actually recycled, every year. And the world uses well over 100 billion single-use plastic bags every year.

Wildlife Protection

By choosing reusable shopping bags you ate playing an active role in conserving wildlife. Marine animals are dying at a rate of 100 thousand each year as a result of plastic bags. Additionally, plastic bags caught in fences pose a danger to smaller animals which could become caught in them.

More Durable

Unlike single-use plastic bags, reusable bags are far more durable. Single-use plastic bags are known to tear and break. Reusable bags such as those available at Karaglen Shopping Centre are made from high-quality materials. This means you can firstly, place more groceries in the bag and secondly, you’ll have less chance of the bags breaking or tearing. You can also wash the bags to ensure they are clean every time you use them.