You’ve probably already heard about the benefits of offering your customers eco-friendly bags instead of providing cheap, flimsy, and environmentally-damaging single-use plastic carrier bags. As has always been the case, using bags for life instead will make your business look more professional and provide a great opportunity for branding.
However, it’s now more critical than ever that you start providing bags for life if you aren’t already doing so, and that’s because of the 5p charge. It might not sound like a big deal, but customers all across the country are treating it as such and looking for sustainable bags instead.
In fact, bag for life sales have soared since the scheme was introduced. It’s no wonder; sources report that the use of single-use plastic carrier bags has slumped by around 80%. Tesco have reported a 78% reduction while Morrisons report an ever so slightly more impressive 80%.
At the same time, we’ve seen a 70% increase in the use of reusable bags over just a short seven-year period. Stores that are taking advantage of that increased demand are able to get their names out there by providing sturdy and well-designed bags for life that continue to be used by their customers year after year. No matter which way you slice it, single-use carrier bags are becoming history and bags for life are the future!
If you didn’t immediately start ordering in bags for life to provide for your customers once the 5p charge came into effect, you need to start now. Luckily, there is an exceptional range on offer, including options made from ultra-eco-friendly materials such as cotton, jute, and canvas. These are natural, biodegradable, and produced from high quality materials. We can even print them with your own exact design.
A well-designed bag for life made from a hip and eco-friendly material is more than enough to communicate your value and get people interested in your brand. Above all, making the switch to bags for life really is vital in the current retail environment.