Made from tree (paper) and corn (glue) which are both re-planted and re-grown.
Using paper products helps to keep land forested that might otherwise be developed or used for other non-sustainable purposes.
Forestland is steadily increasing in the world. There are more trees now than there were 50 years ago.
A typical acre of young, healthy trees will capture 5,880 pounds of carbon dioxide (a primary greenhouse gas) each year.
Trees provide the raw material and more than 65% of the energy needed to create paper.
Using certiﬁed paper bags is your assurance that you are contributing to the sustainability, protecting wildlife habitat, and protecting endangered forests. Look for certiﬁcation from a third party source, such as SFI or FSC.
If a paper bag doe’s end up as litter on land, in a stream, or in the ocean, that bag will decompose and pose no threat to wildlife and the environment.
Paper bags are ideal as a container to hold compostable waste.
Composting household waste is the vision for the future - with the potential to eliminate more than two-thirds of residential waste going to landﬁlls.
Recycling is an important part of fostering a sustainable planet.
Over half of all paper in the world is recovered for recycling.
The balance of renewable ﬁber from trees and recovered ﬁber is a global equation. Some continents must rely more upon recycled ﬁber and some must provide the renewable virgin
ﬁber to keep the cycle going.
Using only 100% recycled paper is not a sustainable practice. If people only used 100% recycled paper, the world would not run out of ﬁber in under two months.
Paper bags are reusable for future visits to your grocery store.
Paper bags have many other uses outside of the grocery store including:
Recycling and composting containers - that way the container is recyclable and compostable
School book covers, gift wrap, and other craft projects
When a paper bag becomes soiled or worn out, it is ready for recycling or composting, continuing the cycle of sustainability.