Do you often wonder what more you can do to make a difference in the fight for a sustainable planet?
You might be thinking, “Wait, how can a reusable bag save the world?” It’s easy! By embodying the 6 Rs and showing others you care, you encourage sustainability in a major way. The 6 Rs encourage us all to Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Redeem and Rebuy. The reusable bag has the ability to help accomplish all 6 of these and show how much you Really care. Let us show you how!
STEP 1, 2 & 3
First, by using a reusable bag, you are Refusing single-use bags; Reducing the number of resources harvested from our planet; and of course, Reusing it over and over again. Just like that, you are living the first 3 of the 6Rs with no sweat.
Reusing bags allow more items to be Recycled. How so? Well, did you know that the number one contaminant in the recycling process is plastic bags? Removing contaminants from the recycling bin means recycled items get processed as it should instead of being rejected for contamination.
You wanna Redeem. That’s the easy one! Many of our local partners and national partners, as well as the EnviroPerks storefront, sell reusable bags with an exclusive discount for EnviroPerks members. So start using those points to help change the world!
And number six Rebuy. This step is one of the most important. Without a market for recycled materials, companies have no incentive to use sustainable, materials. So help close the loop by demanding products be made from recycled materials. Many reusable bags are made from recycled materials, but the potential is so much greater. So, take a stand and demand more products be made from recycled materials by using your buying power.
DRUM ROLL FOR THE FINALE!
And finally, we promised that caring was a big step toward creating a better planet and that reusable bags are the answer. If you see someone in line without a bag, share one with them. One small gesture not only keeps someone from using a single-use bag that day, but it shows that someone cares for them and the planet. Small acts of kindness can go a long way towards big change. So you see, reusable bags really can help save the world! And it’s a simple, easy step we all can take together.