Asked in Waste and RecyclingQueenslandPlastics and Polymers
Waste and Recycling
Plastics and Polymers
Do the Queensland shops have plastic bags still?
Why do shops charge for plastic bags?
There are several different reasons why shops charge for plastic bags. 1. It does cost shops something to buy the plastic bags that they give to their customers. They make their profit by selling things, not by giving things away. 2. Reusable bags are more environmentally friendly, in that they create less waste. Giving away plastic bags encourages people to use them; charging for plastic bags encourages people to use reusable bags instead. 3. Some local jurisdictions require that plastic bags must cost money, because local government wishes to be environmentally active.
Asked in Environmental Issues, Waste and Recycling
Can you recycle a plastic bag?
What have shops done to reduce the number of plastic bags used?
What have authorities done to reduce plastic waste?
Asked in Plastics and Polymers
Where can I purchase paper or plastic give bags in bulk?
Asked in Waste and Recycling
What material could plastic shopping bags be replaced with?
Asked in Entertainment & Arts, Chemistry, Video Games
Is it ok to keep SNES games in plastic bags or will the PVC in them cause the contacts to rust?
You Can Use Wholesale Plastic Bags And Still Stay Green?
As a retailer, you know that plastic bags are the cheapest bags that you can give to your customers. However, you also know that they are not the most environmentally friendly option available. Many customers still like using plastic bags, and might be disappointed if you stopped using them entirely. Others, however, might be frustrated at your lack of environmental conscience. Fortunately, you can provide your customers with the plastic bags they want and still do your part to help out the environment. Here are several ways to stay green while still keeping plastic bags on hand for the customers that want them. If at all possible, purchase wholesale plastic bags that are at least partially made of recycled material. If a customer complains that you still use plastic bags, you can say that many customers still prefer them. You can then add that you only use bags that are made of at least some post-consumer content. Plastic bags with post-consumer content are not much more expensive than traditional plastic bags. You can also add a recycling station for the plastic bags at your store. Encourage your customers to bring their used plastic bags back to the store. Contact your local recycling center for information on where you can take or send these used bags. Although most local recycling centers do not accept plastic bags, they should have contact information for the nearest facility that does accept them. Finally, encourage your customers to use reusable shopping bags when they shop. Many retail stores do this by offering a small, token discount for each bag that a customer brings in to use. This discount is usually five or ten cents off the total purchase price. You could even sell reusable bags in the store next to the checkout. If you can encourage more of your customers to bring their own bags with them while shopping, you will need to purchase fewer plastic bags. This can help you save money as well. If you use these tips, you will be able to reduce your store’s environmental impact while keeping your customers and your bottom line happy.