Most of us fill up our cart and when we approach to the front of the grocery line, we are confronted with yet another choice: what kind of bag should we buy or use?
If you have seen the images of plastic bags strewn across the ocean, it might seem obvious that plastic is bad for environment.
Surely, a cloth bag would be the better option!
BUT, is it really true?
Cotton bags are prepared from natural cotton only. The production of cotton bags from these cotton balls takes place in different steps. Since it is all natural products, it is always fully biodegradable. Not just biodegradable, they are also reusable and recyclable. One can use them n number of times and it can be taken back to its initial stage, that is, shred down to threads and reshaped again into different or same bags.
How Cotton Bags can be used, we can
Cotton bags are best to help you keep on top of your recycling idea, as they are much sturdier and hefty as compared to plastic bags. Designate different bags for each type of recyclables to make recycling easier. These cotton bags are easy to grab when it is time to take them to the recycling centre or out into the recycling bins.
Get crafty with cotton bags:
One can store art and craft supplies in the spare cotton bags so that you always know where everything is. As these bags are highly reusable and strong, multiple things could be tidily kept within the cotton bag. Simply hang the bag up in your cupboard to keep it out of the way when not in use.
Once you are done using your cotton bag, you can reuse these bags best for making planters to grow vegetables in your garden. Just fill them up with soil and you can plant any kind of different seeds in them. Just make sure you keep them watered, as such plants tend to dry out more quickly.
Make them your own
Since the cotton bag is easier to print and decorate than plastic bags, one can personalize the by decorating them with whatever available crafts a person has- fabric paint, scraps of fabric, even felt tips will do the trick. This is a great activity to keep kids engaged with and simultaneously learn.
Every year, India celebrates Dec 2nd as "National Pollution Control day" to honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the horrific Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984. Vanam India Foundation is determined not only to raise awareness about the negative environmental impact of using plastic bags, but also to encourage every citizen to adapt and to use eco-friendly cotton bags.