Why You Should Use Reusable Bags

Our world is obsessed with single-use plastic—plastic bags, microwavable meal containers, and plastic bottles are used daily by millions, without giving a thought to what happens to all that plastic. How can we help solve this big and far-reaching problem? Make small life changes and spread the word to others about the severity of the plastic epidemic.

The Plastic Bag Breakdown

We use tons of plastic, but everyday Mixed Bag Designs tries to lessen the plastic bag waste one reusable bag at a time. In an effort to promote change and raise awareness, we have found that discussing the educational facts help people to rethink their choices. We hope some of these numbers and ideas will help you remember your reusable bags!

Los Angeles Bans Plastic Bags

This week with a city council vote of 13-1, Los Angeles became the largest metropolis in the United States to ban plastic bags outright and also impose a charge on paper bags. Although the ban has been met with controversy and complaints from both plastic bag manufacturers and Los Angeles citizens, the city council hopes it will be a positive step in making the city a healthier and greener environment. Mixed Bag Designs’ reusable grocery bags are made from the same plastic used to make yogurt cups and up to 40% of the plastic used in our bags is recycled from post-consumer use. These reusable bags are recyclable anywhere #5 plastic is collected (the same place you can recycle those yogurt cups and hummus tubs) – including Whole Foods locations across the country.