Advantages and disadvantages of plastic bags

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Advantages and disadvantages of plastic bags

It is easy to overlook the advantages of plastic bags (plastic bags - plastic bags) due to the perception that they are not environmentally friendly. In addition to the effects on the ecosystem, plastic bags - plastic bags also bring many benefits to supermarkets, retailers, consumers, and even the environment.

Advantages of plastic bags for grocery stores and supermarkets

Retailers have been advocating for plastic bags since their inception some 50 years ago. The main advantages of plastic bags are cost effectiveness, ease of use, and convenience for storage and packaging.

The price of plastic bags is cheaper, making it possible to buy in bulk at a low cost. In contrast, the selling price of paper bags is usually much higher. As for recycled canvas bags, environmental friendliness becomes a broader concern, but the cost is quite high. With large volume, low price is the most obvious advantage that plastic bags bring to stores and their profits.

In addition, plastic bags will be easier to pack than paper bags, although not significantly. Plastic bags also require less space than paper bags, both in storage and at cashier counters. In addition, plastic bags are ten times lighter than paper bags or more, making transportation easier. Reusable bags will take up the most space, and in their weight are often significantly heavier than plastic or paper bags.

Advantages of plastic bags for consumers

Just as retailers have found plastic bags to be a better option than paper bags, so too are plastic bags. The numbers say it all: According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans use 100 billion plastic shopping bags annually, and the American Wood and Paper Association estimates that Americans use 10 billion paper shopping bags every year.

Although there are still some harmful effects to the environment, plastic bags still bring many practical benefits:

- Plastic bags are more durable than paper bags, can be waterproof, easy to transport, especially in the rain.

Plastic bags are used for many different purposes, with many people using them as garbage can liners or to pack and store miscellaneous items. Plastic bags are reusable, washable, unlike paper bags.

- Plastic bags in general have many types and designs, suitable for many purposes.

It is no coincidence that every year the plastic bag production industry increases rapidly with extremely large quantities, many types and designs are diverse.
- According to the production material, popular are foam bags, HD bags, PE bags, PP bags.

- In terms of designs, there are Roll bags, T-shirt bags (also known as double-strap foam bags), Die-cut bags (hole punched bags), Zipper bags (or ziplock bags) ...

- In terms of price, plastic bags are divided into many types, high-grade plastic bags with the ability to absorb, resist impact, keep heat .. Or cheap plastic bags, shopping bags...

It can be said that today, plastic bags have been used very widely, shopping bags in supermarkets or commercial centers, plastic bags for food products in markets, plastic bags for preserving food in the household. family ... Or even, companies even print ads on plastic bags in marketing campaigns, brand promotion.

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