Why are we so committed to our mission? Consider the fact that only 1% of plastic bags that get used worldwide are returned for recycling by consumers. The average family only recycles 15 plastic bags per year, with the rest ending up in landfills or as litter. Also, studies estimate there are now 15 to 51 trillion pieces of plastic in the world's oceans, and that not one square mile of the ocean’s surface anywhere on earth is free of plastic pollution.

Needless to say, we feel very strongly about incorporating sustainable practices into our lives that limit the amount of plastic we use. One of the ways we do this is by offering products like our RPET Bags!

RPET stands for Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate. Long story short, it’s a material made from recycled pop bottles and recycled cotton. It’s a green alternative to the standard virgin plastic bags you can find at most grocery stores and retailers. The durable fabric of our RPET bags is made from are an increasingly popular solution in the grocery and retail world thanks to their eco-friendly construction. They are as durable as they are convenient, which is why they are growing so much in demand.

The RPET Bag 

Why It's Never Been More Important to shift Towards Green Solutions

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It’s not too soon to start thinking about Earth Day, and the InStore Group of Companies has what you need.

At Bring Your Own Bag™, it’s our mission above everything else is to provide our customers with reusable solutions that help our planet. When we think about Earth Day, we think about it year-round because we want to help make every day feel like Earth Day.

Earth Day is one of the world’s largest environmental movements for a reason, and it’s a movement that we’re proud to be a part of. Since 2005, BYOB™ has saved approximately 25 billion plastic bags from landfill waste, and we’ve worked with retailers to save approximately $20 million by reducing their overall plastic bag usage.

As well, when you order our RPET bags, you not only help the environment by limiting single-use plastics, but you’re helping to contribute to a collection of not-for-profits that do great environmental work. Through our partnership with 1% For The Planet, BYOB donates 1% of qualifying program sales to non-profit organizations working to preserve the planet we call home.

At the end of the day, we don’t just want to highlight the importance of sustainable practices on one day of the year. Earth Day 2022 is fast approaching, but it’s important to us that we embrace green practices year round, and we want to show that through the work we do, the initiatives we support, and the programs we build.

For more information on our green products and initiatives, visit our website at BRINGYOUROWNBAG.COM to learn about our sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions. Make sure to get your Earth Day 2022 orders in early to avoid delays!

And don’t forget to Bring Your Own Bag™ this Earth Day, for a better future.