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Love it or hate it… Meet the sustainable plastic bag



Marketing Director, Nashville Wraps
Industry: Non-food
Location: Hendersonville, TN, USA
Role: Packaging Distributor

You have seen many changes in your packaging and not a thing about it has to do with the economy. If you take a second to catch your breath and look back a couple of years, it is obvious what the changes are about. Yes, it’s the environment, and we are not done yet.

Smart retail packaging is now:
- Sustainable
- Recyclable
- Economical
- Made locally

We are becoming less and less of a throw-away society. But what about those plastic t-sacks - are they still the scourge of the earth? No. Ironically, the lowly t-sack is now one of the leaders in the race for sustainable packaging and environmentally conscious change.

There is always more to the story than what you might read in a headline. Products become popular because they offer overall benefits that are superior to the products they replace. The popularity of plastic bags is a classic example of this.

Ironically, however, while plastic bags have taken the brunt of environmental attacks, the facts say they are superior from a green standpoint in many key areas such as energy usage, water, landfill reduction, recyclability, reusability, etc. The green movement is still young and evolving, so many answers are as yet unpublished.

Posted May 6, 2009

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