I can't recall exactly when I started using plastic bags but they seem to have existed for a long long time. It is a daily necessity, not just for shopping but also for storing things and throwing rubbish. We gotten very curious about who is that great inventor who came up with the idea.
WHO INVENTED THE PLASTIC BAG?
“To my dad, the idea that people would simply throw plastic bags away would be bizarre. It was very much an improvement on what was there before." - Raoul Thuln (son of Sten Thulin) in an interview with the BBC
Unfortunately by 2011, worldwide, one million plastic bags are consumed every minute. Not only do plastic bags take up space in landfills, but they can also harm wildlife.
What's Next? We would not be able to entirely forgo the use of plastic bags as they brought us benefits in other ways. What we can do as individual is to reduce unnecessary usage, such as reusing the plastic bags in our next shopping trip or using cloth bags etc.
THE PLASTIC BAG STORY DOESN'T STOP HERE.
Our Story with the Plastic Bag We were so inspired by the importance of the plastic bag that in 2017, we created our first leather version of the plastic bag, and yes, in YELLOW!
Thereafter in 2018, came an adapted version on the handle for easier carrying - our Yoko One Piece Hobo!
Note: Yoko One Piece Hobo is only available during Spring Summer
So what's your thoughts about the environment? Do you bring your own shopping bag most of the time? Will packaging affect your perceptions of a product / brand?