Paper bag day 2021: All you need to know
Here is all you need to know about the history, significance, facts, and images on Paper Bag Day 2021.
Paper Bag Day is observed every year on July 12. It is a day to spread awareness about using paper bags instead of plastics. The adverse impacts of plastic bags on the environment have led to the use of paper bags. Plastic takes years to decompose, whereas paper bags can be reduced and easily recyclable. Environmental pollution can be curbed using paper bags. People are opting for a sustainable lifestyle and paper bags are biodegradable.
History of Paper Bag:
In 1852, an American inventor named Francis Wolle established the first paper bag machine. Later in 1871, Margaret E Knight developed another machine that produced flat-bottom paper bags. She became popular as “the mother of the grocery bag”.Over the years, several inventors like Charles Stilwell and Walter Deubener came up with better designs and production of paper bags.
There are millions of people who have switched to paper bags every day. This day will raise awareness among people about using paper bags. The use of paper bags will save the environment from pollution but is biodegradable and recyclable. They are environmentally friendly and help reduce plastic that takes a thousand years to decompose.This will make the planet healthier.
Here are some uses for paper bags:
Cool cookies: You can cool your freshly baked cookies on a paper bag instead of a wire rack.
Pack belongings: Paper bag helps to pack items properly to reduce the chances of breakage.
Make compost: Paper bags are a source of carbon that is considered to have brown compost material.
Store vegetables: You can store vegetables like onion and garlic for months by storing it in a dry place.
Collect Recycling: Paper bags can be a perfect thing to carry newspapers, plastic bottles and you can also leave them to be recycled.
Advantages of using paper bags:
- They are renewable resources and eco-friendly.
- They don’t leave toxins behind.
- It is reusable and inexpensive.
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