The aesthetics of carrier bags alone will do very little to help the environment. After all, it will make no difference whether it is cheap and plain or expensive and beautifully designed if it is very quickly thrown away immediately after use and ends up littering streets or helping to fill another landfill site. However, where attractive carrier bags differ from cheaper ordinary ones is the fact that they are far less likely to be thrown away immediately after use.
Therefore, those businesses that offer attractively designed coloured plastic carrier bags may effectively be offering a bag for life to its customers without the excessive price tag. In turn, not only are people likely to re-use bags and end up being kinder to the environment, but the businesses offering those attractive bags will also get extra publicity out of it as customers head out on the street showing off the company’s logo time and time again.
The majority of consumers will not want to walk around with ugly bags and, as such, very few will use them again. However, if they are offered one large and attractive carrier bag, not only might they use it again, but they may also put all purchases they make that day into the same bag meaning that they use a single bag rather than many, something that will benefit the environment even further.
Therefore, the benefits work both ways and by ensuring that the wholesale plastic carrier bags your business buys are attractive and hard-wearing, you will no doubt reduce a great deal of waste, be able to promote the fact you care about the environment, and get great publicity from your customers all at the very same time. And all for paying just a small amount extra for the carrier bags you purchase.