A recent article in WebMD* reported that reusable grocery bags are an excellent host for the norovirus. The norovirus is a contagious fast spreading stomach bug that survives in dark moist places such as reusable grocery bags. The problem is consumers have been persuaded to shift from original plastic bags to the reusable grocery bags over the years.
“Consumers have been led to believe that plastic bags are awful for the environment when in actuality this is not the case. Plastic bags are 100% recyclable and 80-90%** of the population reuses plastic bags at least once. Plastic bags can be reused as trash bin liners, lunch sacks and picking up after pets. Plastic bags are actually helping the environment by turning potential green house gas emissions into useable product,” states Beth Smith, Director of Marketing.
The raw materials used to produce plastic bags are derived from ethane, a bi-product product of the oil and gas refining process. Converting ethane into polyethylene actually reduces the number of greenhouse gas emissions compared to burning ethane as a waste product. When studying the facts, plastic bags are truly the definition of: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
About Great American Packaging, Inc.
Great American Packaging has been the premier custom manufacturer of poly plastic bags and poly plastic film since 1966. Located in California they extrude, print and convert all of their products on site. Great American Packaging specializes in plain and printed poly bags and film; ziplock bags, wicket bags, gusset bags, liners, sheeting, tubing, flat bags, handle bags, tamper evident bags, tape bags and pallet covers. They purchase only the highest quality raw materials and maintain stringent controls over the quality of every product that leaves their warehouse.
Great American Packaging offers quick turnaround, rush orders, FDA approved, USDA approved and USPS approved materials. Great American Packaging is constantly looking for better ways to improve their business by introducing new products and growing and developing their team to better serve their customers.
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