Do Reusable Bags Help the Environment?
It was one of the biggest changes of our generation in Australia… some people celebrated; some people thought the world as they knew it was ending. It was the end of single use plastic grocery bags. Grocery shops were no longer giving them away with reckless abandon, and there was anxiety as a result. Ok, maybe that’s a little bit dramatic, but it was a big change for a lot of people.
Reusable grocery bags have been heralded as the saviour of the environment and the eco-friendly alternative. But there are very convincing arguments for and against their use. Some points of view go as far to say that the so called ‘environmentally sustainable’ options are actually worse for the environment than single use plastics.