Plastic bags get a bad wrap, but in actuality plastic bags are more “green” than paper bags. Using a recycled plastic bag brings that even a step further. A plastic bag made from recycled plastic means that there is a blend of recycled resin and virgin resin.
There are no 100% recycled plastic bags because the bag would have no integrity. It wouldn’t be very strong. Our recycled bags are normally made with a blend of 30% recycled resin and 70% virgin resin.
Our recycled blend is made of post industrial scrap and post consumer scrap. From the names you can probably hazard a pretty good tuess as to what they are but here is an explaniation. Post Industrial Scrap is plastic collected from industrial and manufacturing facilities. Post Consumer Scrap is collected primarily from the retail/consumer market.
If your company is seeking alternatives for the typical plastic bag - PLEASE ask for recycled plastic bags and require the recycled logo to be added to the bag. Showing your company’s commitment to green business practices can go a long way.