The latest craze in the eco-friendly products industry is tote bags (also known as totes). After discovering the large amount of plastic and paper bags used in the food and retail industry, the need to use totes for shopping and carrying around items became all too clear. A tote in and of itself is an environmentally friendly item because it is reusable. Paper and plastic bags are often discarded immediately after use which is why even big name grocery stores and retailers are starting to use totes instead. But not all totes are created equal, so which totes increase their value to the environment by being made of eco-friendly material?
– Cotton Tote Bags: Discount has 100-percent cotton totes. And because cotton is an organic material, cotton tote are eco-friendly and reusable bags. Cotton is also an extremely soft material that is still strong enough to withstand significant weight. Custom printed logos look great on cotton material which makes cotton totes sought-after as promotional products. These bags are great as travel totes because of their strong yet soft qualities.
– Non-woven Tote Bags: Non-woven totes are long fibers that are bonded together by heat. They are eco-friendly when made with recycled material. These bags have a very unique look that is smoother than woven bags. These bags are ideal for grocery shopping and other activities that require a sturdy leak resistant tote.
– Jute Tote Bags: Jute is perhaps the most environmentally friendly material available. It is made of interwoven plant fibers that make the bag reusable and completely recyclable. Jute totes are one of the most popular types of tote bags because of their eco-friendly features and quality aesthetic appeal. Jute totes have earthy tones and a very natural looking design. Jute totes can be used in any situation, but are often brought to work as lunch or business tote bags.
Discount is a large distribution company based in Miami, Florida. They are web-based and factory-direct which allows them to keep prices lower than the rest of the competition. They also have a huge selection of totes from jute and cotton to canvas and non-woven.