The use of plastic has some adverse effects on our environment. They emit various harmful chemicals that can have diverse effects on aquatic animals and humans. As it is difficult to decompose plastic, it has now become a necessity that everyone should start using eco-friendly and reusable products that do not harm the environment in any way.
We make use of plastic bags while we shop but do you know how harmful it can be? Plastic takes years to recycle and decompose, and when it does, it releases a lot of harmful toxins that harm human and animal habitat.
This is where using reusable tote bags can be beneficial for the environment. Here are some benefits of using these bags:
-these bags are cost-effective
-reusable tote bags are strong and durable, which means they can be used for a long time
-these bags are easy to carry
-they do not get torn that easily
-they are environment friendly
These reusable shopping tote bags reduce carbon footprint and reduce the effect of plastic bags on our environment. These bags can sustain heavy loading and unloading of purchases.
Let us discuss how to keep reusable tote bag clean
- Regularly wash and dry your bags
Regularly wash your reusable tote bag, you can even spin it in a washing machine. However reusable bags made of bamboo should be avoided in the washing machine, in which case, you can wash these by hand. Wash and dry these in the machine after a regular interval.
Here, you can use another method – fill your kitchen sink with warm water and then add some detergent. Put your bag in it and scrub if there are any stains with a cloth scrubbing brush with nylon bristles. Rinse the bag properly and make sure no detergent is left.
You can put this bag in the dryer or allow it to naturally dry.
- Give a quick cleaning
If you think you won’t be able to go for deep cleaning, then go for quick cleaning. In case there is a stain then make use of a wipe or wet cloth. You can spray disinfectants to kill germs and bacteria.
- Assign specific bag for a specific purpose
Designate different bags for different tasks. You can keep one for shopping for vegetables and one for shopping for clothes and likewise, you can keep one for gym and accessories. You can use a specific reusable bag for specific events and situations.
- Always read the instruction label
Reusable tote bags come with an instruction label that should always be considered for cleaning and maintaining it. Many bags can be put in the dryer while some are too delicate for it. The same goes for machine wash or hand wash. That is why it is necessary to follow these instructions before you end up spoiling it.
Why should you keep your bag clean?
We carry so many different types of things in a bag – like makeup, groceries, vegetables, and many others. These products can transfer bacteria to other products which is why it is important to keep your bag clean.
In conclusion with
We consume plastic in everything – from brushing our teeth, storing food, to our television set –everything is made up of plastic. Plastic is made up of polyethene, polypropylene, PVC, PET, and polyurethane which gets accumulated in landfills.
Reusable tote bags are easy to clean, maintain and store. With beautiful designs and colours, you can encourage others to use them too, to completely reduce plastic bags use. Here is an idea, put some stuff in a reusable tote bag as a birthday return gift to spread the word for making people use more reusable shopping tote bags.