Reusable Bags as an Alternative to Plastic Shopping Bags

On Tuesday, September 30th, California became the first state to ban the use of single-use plastic bags at large chain grocery and convenience stores. Over 100 cities including Chicago, Austin and counties like Los Angeles County, already have plastic bag bans.

California retailers will still be able to offer their customers paper shopping bags. However, grocers will charge shoppers ten cents or more for every paper bag used. The California law does not apply to shopping bags used at other retailers.

Poly bags for fruits, vegetables or meats are still permitted under the new law. Therefore, the demand for plastic bags that are FDA approved for food contact will not change. These bags include ice bags and zip lock bags that are used to seal up food while in transit or for storage.

Reusable Bags

Reusable Shopping Bags

Reusable bags are a way for retailers to continue to offer their customers the convenience of a carry out shopping bag. Reusable bags come in a variety of sizes and colors. One of the sturdiest shopping bags is the simple tote bag. This tote bag is made from 600D poly oxford, which is a heavy-duty polyester material, is making this one of the best shopping bags around.

Many bags can be used for retail stores including wine bottle bags, zipper tote bags and backpacks! All of these bags can be customized with the store’s logo and messaging. These bags can be given out or sold at the checkout register. They can also be given out at trade shows. The bags last a long time; customers will reuse them repeatedly!

What are Reusable Shopping Bags Made of?

High quality material is used to produce reusable bags. Shopping bags can be made out of 80 GSM (grams per square meter) non-woven polypropylene fabric. The bags are sturdy and quite popular for retail use! Wine bags are even more durable and are made from 100GSM non-woven polypropylene material. These bags can hold from two to six bottles of wine! Non-woven wine bags are available in colors: black, burgundy, khaki, and dark green!