We all like to think we can make a difference . . . and we can both as individuals and as companies.
As INDIVIDUALS, we most often make a difference by loving our spouse or partner, our children, our family and friends, and by being patient, caring, and understanding. Such behavior makes a difference in our own lives, the lives of the people with which we interact, and by extension the lives of everyone they encounter.
BUSINESSES make a difference with their employees by encouraging greater work-life balance, fostering low stress environments, paying fair wages, and promoting career advancement; they make a difference with customers by selling or producing something that helps people, either by making them healthier, happier, more productive, and/or that adds convenience to their lives; and they make a difference in the communities and regions in which they operate by participating in charities, sourcing materials responsibly, and encouraging and implementing environmentally sound practices.
One Place to Start
One way businesses and individuals can start making a difference right away is by utilizing environmentally-friendly reusable bags, like those available through Belvedere Exclusive, in place of single use plastic shopping bags.
In the United States alone, consumers go through more than 100 billion single-use shopping bags every year, most of which end up in landfills and marine environments where they cause the deaths of more than 100,000 animals every year.
As for retailers, they spend more than $4 billion each year on these plastic bags, most of which are simply thrown away where they can persist in the environment for hundred of years, breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits over time and eventually making their way into ground water and the food chain.
Imagine if every person and retailer in the United States made it their goal to forgo single use plastic bags in favor of reusable ones. Imagine how much of a difference that could make . . . and then imagine if people and businesses did it all over the world.
You Can Begin Right Now
As a consumer, you can start making a difference right now by asking for and using reusable bags whenever possible. You can also contact your city and state legislators and ask them to support bag fees and penalties for the continued use of single use plastic and paper bags.
Retailers can stop using plastic or paper bags and begin to offer no-cost or low-cost reusable shopping bags to customers. Not only is this approach good for the environment, it also will align your activities with current and anticipated future laws. In addition, reusable shopping bags imprinted with a company’s logo create brand ambassadors out of customers, boosting impressions and building brand awareness.
Both consumers and retailers will also gain the satisfaction of doing something good for the environment while demonstrating they care.
Take the First Step
As single use plastic bags become a thing of the past in the United States and around the world, many retailers are making the switch to reusable grocery bags, offering them for sale or as premium promotional give-away item to consumers. Made from recycled and sustainable materials, reusable shopping bags perform the same function as single-use bags, but don’t end up clogging landfills or marine environments—plus they’re sturdy and economical.
Belvedere Exclusive is the premier source for environmentally-friendly reusable tote bags, insulated cooler bags, canvas tote bags, and other related products. All of our products are recycled, recyclable, or biodegradable/compostable.
Belvedere’s VALUE Collection
Belvedere offers the lowest cost FOB USA non-woven shopping bags on the market: 100-gram PP non-woven, PP-5 recyclable, fully customized in six different sizes to fully meet your business needs. Our flexible program offers discounts over multiple ship dates, and bags are available in both screen printed and full color all for under $1.00 per bag! Learn More
Belvedere’s ECO Collection
Made from recycled products, these 100-gram Recycled PET non-woven, PETE-1 recyclable bags are fully customizable and come in three different sizes. They’re available in as low as 10 carton increments with three different printing methods depending on art. This is our premium product designed to help you make your eco-statement! Learn More
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We invite you to get a no-strings attached quote on Belvedere Exclusive bags, which are already in use with many high-profile brands around the country.