World Paper Bag Day 2022: Why We Should Switch Over To Paper Bags

World Paper Bag Day 2022

Paper Bag Day: The main goal of World Paper Bag Day is to encourage the use of paper bags to save the environment.

The conflict between plastic bags and paper bags is everlasting. Even after knowing about the harmful impact of plastic bags on the environment, a large number of people choose to ignore it day by day. Hence, on the occasion of World Paper Bag Day, let’s settle this debate once and for all. 

Paper Bag Day is celebrated every year on 12 July. This day aims to promote the use of paper bags over plastic ones, as the increasing use of plastic has led to alarming plastic pollution levels. On this day, people all over the world are encouraged to switch over to paper bags and do their bit to prevent plastic pollution and make the environment greener. 

5 reasons why you should choose paper bags over plastic ones:

  1. Eco-Friendly Is The New Trend And So Are Paper Bags

Unlike plastic bags, paper bags are biodegradable. It means these can be decomposed into soil easily. It’s different from plastic bags that can take a thousand years to decompose.

2. Easily Recyclable

As paper bags don’t contain any toxins, they are one hundred percent recyclable. Therefore, switching over to paper bags means saving nature from pollution.

3. Paper Bags Are Fashionable

There are reasons why high fashion brands like Gucci, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, among others choose to use paper bags instead of plastic bags. The bag is designed according to their brand structure and given out as merchandise. Thus, it gives the impression of exclusivity and luxury, while also it helps to advertise the brand when the bag is reused over and over again. 

4. Paper Bags Do Not Choke The Oceans

After plastic bags are disposed of, they start to compile oceans, putting aquatic life in great danger. According to an estimation, there are about 5.25 trillion plastics in the oceans. Not only do Plastic bags leach carcinogenic chemicals into the oceans, but they also tend to break into microplastic to enter the sea animals’ bodies and physically choke them. Paper bags on the other hand do not commit any such harm. 

5. Paper Bags Helps In neutralizing The Great Urban Waste

There’s no secret that paper bags are the only solution to the threat of urban waste disposal. The contribution of plastic to urban waste is the largest. Right from used-up pen bodies, and food containers, to straws, and grocery bags. Therefore, by using paper bags instead of plastic ones, the great urban waste disposal problem can be contained.

  • Staff Reporter

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