“We humans have become dependent on plastic for a variety of uses, from packaging to products. Reducing our use of plastic bags is an easy place to start getting our addiction under control.” -David Suzuki.
Plastic bag use has been a hot topic for several years now. As of 2021, ten states have banned the use of single use plastic bags. These states include California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New York, Oregon, Vermont, New Jersey, and Washington. This ban encourages businesses to either supply more sustainable options for customers, or have customers bring their own reusable bags to the store.
Bemis Retail Solutions shopping carts make this transition a little easier as our carts have built in reusable bag hooks. These four strategically placed bag hooks allow customers to fit more items into their shopping cart, without having to find room amongst the reusable bags.
Single-use plastic bags are becoming harder to come by as the shift to reusable bags becomes more prevalent. However, high-density polyethylene has quite a different reputation as this material is more durable. Bemis Shopping Carts are made of high-density polyethylene. This material has the ability to be ground down and remade into more shopping carts making the process more sustainable. Our shopping carts also have a smaller carbon footprint when they are being produced. From a study conducted by BASF, Bemis shopping cart lowers greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 40%, water usage by over 50% and solid waste generation by 50%.
Bemis has been ahead of the curve with accommodating the changes to more sustainable options. Whether it is having 4 reusable bag hooks built into the frame of the shopping cart to allow more space for groceries or producing a more environmentally shopping cart Bemis Retail Solutions continues to make it easier to abide by the changing rules regardless of what state you are in.