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Wales Plastic Bag Tax Shows Progress With Wholesale Cotton Bags Usage On The Rise

  • Posted on March 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm

The number of consumers turning to wholesale shopping bags as a reusable and green alternative to the traditional plastic bag is on the rise.

Results from a study undertaken by WRAP, the governments waste body show that the single use of plastic carrier bags have been gradually declining over the years. The progress made in recent years is reflected in the fact that thin carrier bag usage is down 40% on 2006.

The increased awareness of the environmental impact of these bags amongst retailers and consumers has helped to change shopping habits.

Leading environmental campaigners state that the use of single-use plastic bags cause significant environmental problems such as harming wildlife, spoiling the landscape and furthermore take over 1000 years to decompose.

Keen to show the changes in buyer behaviour, leading retailers have adopted a number of schemes to help encourage the take-up of bags of life, by unveiling their own lines of branded cotton carrier bags.

Other different techniques employed by retailers include staff being trained to ask customers whether they require a bag and increasing the collection of used bags for recycling at store.

The decrease in the number of single-use bags has been significantly driven by the introduction of a levy in Wales, the plastic bag tax, which retailers claim has seen usage cut by a whopping 90%. The progress shown could see the tax rolled out across the UK.

Six months after the minimum charge of 5p per bag was introduced in the country, a number of leading supermarkets have stated that one-time plastic bag usage has dropped.

Sainsbury’s saw a 90 per cent fall, the Co-op reported 86 per cent and Morrisons 60 per cent, BBC Wales revealed.

Sainsbury’s said to the BBC: “The scheme is working well and has clear benefits both for the environment and for charities.

“Over the last three months we’ve seen a drop of around 90 per cent in the use of single use bags in our Welsh stores.”

Northern Ireland looks set to introduce a similar tax next year with Scotland and England set to follow suit.

By purchasing wholesale cotton bags in bulk, it gives customers an alternative to the plastic bag and encourages them to use the cotton bags. These bags can be easily branded with company logos and slogans to give them more of a corporate identity.

Tote Bags Come In Many Different Styles And Colors, And Can Help Save The Planet

  • Posted on March 13, 2018 at 4:47 pm

You probably have heard that plastic bags are bad environment, but do you know the facts for this statement? For example, did you know that plastic bags filled garbage dump, and it can take up to one thousand years to degrade. Did you know that thousands of marine mammals such as seals, whales and dolphins die every year from ingesting plastic bags? Did you know that plastic is a petroleum product and used by millions of gallons of oil to produce?

What about paper bags, then? Of course, they are better, right? It turns out that paper bags are just as bad as the numbers of trees needed to make the necessary amount of paper bags for the environment. American Forest and Paper Association estimates that in 1999, United States used the ten billion paper bags.

So, if you do not use plastic or paper, something you can use to cart your groceries home? The answer again comes in the form of tote bags. These tote bags are made of fabric or other material made entirely from renewable resources. Furthermore, since they can be used again and again, there is no need to worry about disposal problems.

Many grocery stores and even department stores are making you pay five cents for a plastic bag. In part this is due to the fact that some countries, like Canada, that businesses must do everything they can do to reduce plastic consumption, and part of the mandate is only a perception that many people with that climate change is happening. Many people have decided that now is the time to act to arrest, or at least slow down, change our impact on the environment.

Reusable tote bags are available as give-aways in many shows and exhibitions. Some stores give them at a special promotional campaigns as well. Companies like them far away, mainly because they provide a place in their company name or logo included because they are useful items.

Tote bags come in many different styles and colors and can also be used for purposes other than shopping bags. They can be used to cart things beach or a picnic. They can be used as a baby bag, carry out all or carry-on luggage during the flight.

Vans Shoes Are Comfortable For All

  • Posted on March 13, 2018 at 11:10 am

Vans shoes are most famous for their awesome designs and comfortable quality materials. This brand is popular for producing skateboarding shoes for youngsters. Whether it is Vans high tops and low tops, the quality will always be there to provide maximum comfort that everyday walker desires. Furthermore, it is easily available for each and every age group and in different sizes.

Since the establishment of this company in 1966, Vans has maintained it reputation as a producer of glamorous looking quality sport shoes. In 1980s, it rolled out several shoes for a number of sports including wakeboarding, motor cross, skateboarding, surfing, etc. You remember the iconic youth film Fast Times at Ridgemont High in which Sean Penn caught international attention for sporting Vans Slip-Ons! Some other celebrities are also there who like to flaunt such sports shoes onscreen as well as off-screen.

This is one of the well-known brands that has always been considered as an innovative brand of shoes that youngsters enjoy most. Vans is named after Paul Van Doren, who established it and opened its first retail store in Anaheim California last century. It aims to reach at potential customer directly without needing any mediator. Since its name is attached to many sports, you can enjoy leisure activities without getting any discomfort. The thick soled shoes can easily be recognized and those who love surfboarding and skating would not select anything but Vans authentic shoes.

Whether it is Womens Vans shoes or Mens footwear, both can enjoy that same comfort level equally. Those who are looking for a new stylish edition of shoes can find it at the showrooms of Vans. There you can find a huge collection of this footwear at different price tags. The online stores are also offering enough liberty to select your favorite pair. There are different models of Vans available in the market, in which Black Vans sneakers are very popular. This model has no laces so that it can easily be pulled on and off. The classic look of Black Vans Slip-on can attract anyone and its rear look is very much admired by the sports loving generation. Go online and see where your favorite pair is.

Use Mailing Bags When Sending Through The Post

  • Posted on March 12, 2018 at 10:21 am

At this era when our mode of communication has been redefined by telephone, electronic mails, instant messengers, and social network sites like Twitter and Facebook, receiving bulky but dependable mailing bags are already pass.
But no matter how progressive human interaction becomes, the snail mail practice did not lose appeal among its extensive list of patrons. As a matter of fact, a decent number of companies and private individuals continue to take advantage of its services.
For example, many companies choose to mail letters to their valued customers rather than merely sending them generic e-mails. As for people who love the old way of communication, the snail mail process may be slower compared to the more advanced choices. It may also involve possible risks like getting lost during delivery but these clients prefer to receive an actual letter or package from someone. For them, its a kind of feeling you wouldnt frequently experience when someone sends you an e-mail or shoots you a message through the instant messenger.
Though the process may be traditional, this old-school method has shown great improvement as human lifestyle progress. Gone are the days when you have to wait for weeks and months to receive an important correspondence from someone.
Today, it will only take one to three days for you to read what that someone has to say. And with the power of the Internet, people can shop online and easily ship packages to themselves and to their loved ones in a matter of days.
But at the end of the day, no matter what method you prefer to experience a customary postman handing you a variety of mailing bags or seeing a long-lost friend posting a canned birthday greeting on your Facebook Wall it is more essential to think about if these human interactions have made you happier and more satisfied.

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Nike Shoes – A Great Choice

  • Posted on March 1, 2018 at 9:42 am

Sports apparel from Nike seems to be the most popular around. They offer not only stylish apparel choices but also garments designed to give comfort and fit all the time. But the most popular of Nike’s line of sports apparel are the shoes, particularly used in running. Shoes that both mimic and allow the foot its freedom to get things done – in this case, walking, jogging and running.

Nike running shoes have become popular because it is the favored exercise program being followed by most people. Running has provided both excellent exercise and stress relief for most people. In order to get the most out of the sport in terms of fitness and comfort, its important to have the right running gear that Nike can provide. Most of its shoes use much technology and research into its manufacture.

Nike Shoes is in the forefront of innovative technologies that eliminate fear element from trail runners’ minds that otherwise are constantly haunted by the rough mountainous terrains, the forest route they run through without being able to concentrate on competition.

In 1983 the Nike shoe company released a plain white sneaker they trademarked the Nike Air Force One. These were a quality sneaker intended for sportswear sales, being introduced into a market where such footwear was gaining popularity. Initially the Air Force One shoe line was a plain white shoe available in either a low cut or a high top. In 1986 Michael Jordan was contracted for marketing and took to the courts wearing red and black Nike Air Force Ones, which have become a trademark shoe for him since that time. Almost over night the popularity of the shoe boomed.

The two main features that set Nike Air Jordan shoes series apart from other sneakers were in the design of the shoe itself, and in the logos printed on the shoes. The most unique feature of the Air Jordan line though was in the Nike Air technology. This allowed for a design that brought extra air into the sole of the shoe, creating a better cushion for the foot of the wearer. All of the Air Jordan shoes had this technology, but it became much more visible in the later lines. In these designs a squeezable shoe ‘pump’ was installed into the tongue of the shoe. By pressing the pump a buyer could change the firmness of the fit of the shoe, adjusting this for personal preference and maximum comfort.

Vacuum Cleaner Bags Where does all that dirt go

  • Posted on December 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

A vacuum cleaner bag is where everything a vacuum cleaner picks up is deposited. The original vacuum cleaner bags were heavy, golf-bag like sacks made out of thick, stiff canvas. They were made to be flexible and keep dust and debris removed from the carpet from escaping back into the air.

In 1920, the Air Way Sanitizer Company of Ohio introduced the first disposable vacuum cleaner bag. The new disposable vacuum cleaner bag was made out of paper and was supposed to fit perfectly inside of the cloth bag. These new vacuum cleaner bags kept the inside of the cloth bag clean so less dust and debris could be blown out of the vacuum and into the home again.

The only problem with these new vacuum cleaner bags was that every vacuum manufacturer was making their own bags to fit their own vacuums. All of these none reusable vacuum cleaner bags were made out of various kinds of paper. Nowadays, things are a little more organized.

Vacuum cleaner bags are replaceable and also work as a filter that traps any kind of dirt and debris that is sucked in by the vacuum cleaner hose. Once the vacuum cleaner bag is filled, it has to be replaced by a new bag which is not a difficult task. All you have to do is unfasten the vacuum’s compartment and check the vacuum cleaner bag. If the bag is fifty or sixty percent full, then it is time for it to be changed. There might even be an indicator light that tells you when it is time to be changed.

The advantages of having a vacuum that uses vacuum cleaner bags is that the bags are not expensive. The vacuum cleaner bags aren’t messy either. You should never have to come into contact with the dirt. All you have to do is slip the bag out, throw the old bag away and put a new bag inside the vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum cleaner bags should be changed once a month. You may need to change the vacuum cleaner bag more often if:

-You are cleaning a large area that is more than 2000 square feet and has wall-to-wall carpets.

-Your carpet is new and will shed for a number of months.

-Your pets shed a lot.

Remember that your vacuum cleaner bag should be well-matched with the model of your vacuum cleaner. Vacuum cleaner bags have two types, the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) type and the Replacement type. The OEM is the type of vacuum cleaner bag that can be bought directly from the manufacturer. The Replacement type is the type of vacuum cleaner bag that is manufactured by third party manufacturers.

Vacuum cleaner bags: an easy, inexpensive way to get rid of your dirt!

The Truth About Plastic Bags

  • Posted on October 31, 2017 at 2:31 pm

The truth is plastic bags, like a coin, have two facesa positive and negative one. Whether it is a shopping bag, grocery bag, trash bag, food bag, or whatever bag it is, they are all made of plastics. Grocery store baggers are very generous in using plastics. They place the fruits in one bag, drop the box of milk in another, and the shampoo in another. Ever wonder why?

The positive side of plastic bags

Grocery stores, shopping centers, dress boutiques, restaurants, and any other establishments would not care to be thrifty in using and giving out plastic bags because it costs no more than a cent, compared to paper grocery bags that cost four cents. It is so economical.

Plastic bags are produced too cheaply and massively that they have gotten the side of at least 80% of store owners. In addition, they are very easy to carry and store, they are light but strongreally a business-catcher.

More to its advantage, according to The Film and Bag Federation, plastic bags consume 40% less energy, 80% less solid waste, produce 70% fewer atmospheric emissions and release up to 94% fewer waterborne wastes compared to paper grocery bags.

Surely, production of plastic bags gains massive increase and manufacturers cannot ask for more to its success. However, seems like the other side of the coin is gaining popularity too. More individuals are now getting concerned how the earth is becoming a victim of the plastic bag success story.

The negative side of plastic bags

Economic vs. environmentthat is the debate. While production and consumption of plastic bags gives positive outlook for business, it is not so for mother earth. The success of plastic bags has resulted to an increase of amount of litter found floating in the waters or messing the streets where we live.

Plastic bags, after usage, usually clutter landfills as trash bags. They clog drainage. They contaminate the oceans. They poison sea animals. They are inhaled as toxins when burned. They simply pollute the ground, air and water.

Now that is the true cost of plastic bags, and looks like it is more than a cent. These are very alarming concerns that needs to be properly taken into action.

The solution

While it is yet impossible to stop the production of plastic bags, there is a way to help solve the issue. By recycling and reusing plastic bags, there can be less litter around. There are absolutely many ways to recycle and reuse these bags. Reuse them as trash can liners, food bags, plant covers, or bring them again for your next shopping. You can also be creative and recycle them as sling bags or clutches, raincoats, place mats or kites for your kiddo.

Whereas there may be good and bad side of producing and using plastic bags and the debate continues, but as long as we do our part in maintaining a cleaner environment, I guess it is a tiebreak.

My life and my green bag

  • Posted on October 2, 2017 at 8:44 am

I’ve been using green bags for quite some time now. At first it was always a struggle but recently I found a way to remedy the situation. My constant problem was that I had the willpower to use my green bags whenever I go shop but my forgetfulness makes all that willpower futile. I keep forgetting it and if you happen to pass by, you’d probably see me reprimanding my own self. It’s crazy, I know. But lately, I bought a new eco-friendly bag. With my old green bag left on our back door so I would always see it on my out, the other bag goes in the passenger seat of the car. This way, I’d have no excuse for not using it. >

The feeling of getting positive comments and praises from management and store employees is great. It makes you want to do more good things. However, some people don’t share the same sentiments and think that it’s just causing more delay. In truth, it actually only takes a few minutes more than just getting plastic bags out of the stack. Besides, I’m more than happy to help in placing my shopped items in my bag. That way, we all would be happy.

Green bags are great shopping bags. You no longer have to worry about stuff falling out and rolling in the car while you’re in transit. You also don’t have to be scared of having heavy stuff fall through off the bottom of the bag. Green bags are sturdy and strong.

They’re not only shopping bags; they’re also great gift bags! When I give out gifts to my friends, I always place them in green bags and finish them off with a bright and colorful ribbon. The result is beautiful. When your friends get them, they’ll be surprised. It’s like getting two gifts at one time. And believe me, the tote bags get to be used longer than the gift.

Reusable bags have made a great impact in my life and I’m making a small impact in saving our planet. Get on the green bag move now and let’s all help save earth.

-Kylie is a content writer for a leading manufacturer of green bags , eco-friendly promotional bags and car seat covers.

Match Bright Wild Color Shoes With Similar Colored Or Black Prom Dresses

  • Posted on September 15, 2017 at 12:34 pm

It’s an age old event question for women: Which shoes will I wear with my dress? The traditional choice would be simple black heels, but sometimes you just want to make a bigger statement with your wardrobe. Matching bright colored shoes with a bright colored, or even black, dress is not a fashion faux pas or something that you need to agonize over.

The style this year is plain and traditional. Many starlets were seen at the Oscars with monochromatic outfits, little jewelry and subdued handbags. Trend watching prom goers will probably be keeping up with these celebrity styles. If you are not a trend watcher, or just want to stick to your own style, you can use your shoes as a statement to add flair to your outfit.

If you’d like to make the maximum statement, choose a bright colored dress and match the shoes exactly. Be careful when you do this, though, so you don’t get a total color overload. Picking an extremely bright dress and shoes can be distracting to the eye and not give any “visual separation”, a fancy term for focal point in your outfit. It can also leave you second guessing your choice the night of prom.

To avoid second guessing, try less extreme and more traditional colors, such as bright blue or red, with interesting visual details on the fabric. Experiment with asymmetrical necks or hemlines, embellishments or appealing ties or buttons. You should also work to keep from exact matching on shoe and dress colors. The shade of the shoes should be a shade or two lighter or darker than the shade of the dress.

You can also pair brightly colored shoes with a tasteful patterned dress. Choose the brightest, most prominent color from your dress for the shoes. This technique will let you experiment with exciting combinations and make an impression, without donning too much color.

For the more traditional, or those who just can’t decide on a specific dress color, use your shoes to add interest and flair to a neutral gown. You can pair nearly any color or pattern with a black dress. Use the easy matching to try extreme shoes colors and patterns that you would normally pass over.

When choosing your shoes, don’t limit yourself to plain old heels, either. Depending upon the style of your dress, you can try boots, flats, ballerina slippers or stilettos. Shoes with extra embellishments will supplement your other accessories, and can be used to mix and match patterns, colors and styles throughout your outfit.

Your prom outfit should be a reflection of your own style and personality. Use all these elements to supplement you style and show off what you’ve chosen for your prom style.

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  • Posted on September 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm

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