As a respected leader in the reusables movement, we feel that it's important to encourage an open dialogue about the over-consumption and misuse of single-use plastics, and the implementation of effective solutions to reduce their long-term negative impact. To that end, we recently had the opportunity to discuss the growing popularity of plastic bag bans with an influential publication in the plastics industry, Plastics Today. reuseit.com has long been a proponent of bag fees, rather than bans, as a proven, market-based solution. When properly implemented, fee-based programs have been shown to reduce consumption by 80-90%. In the article published last week, our VP of Operations touches on the hazards of cheap reusable bags and dispels the myth that a "Made in China" label automatically means poor quality and unfair labor practices.
Of course, amongst all possible remedies to the problem of over-consumption, we are steadfast in our belief that high-quality reusables are the best solution!
Want to know more? Read on about the problems associated with cheap reusable bags and learn why recycling can't fix the issue. And check out our post about safe, responsible overseas manufacturing.