As the battle to make the planet plastic-free heats up, there is also a growing quest for suitable eco-friendly packaging alternatives. Eco-friendly is not only about green, but also about sustainable alternatives. Of example, paper bags can be a sustainable and environmentally friendly option to replace plastic, but it won't be feasible to find the number of trees that need to be removed to fill the gap. In fact, the paper is extremely fragile and can not carry much weight.
Cotton appears as the battle intensifies as one of the most convenient alternatives. It is reusable, renewable, biodegradable and able to carry considerable weight. As a result, it is also a versatile and flexible alternative to packaging with a variety of uses.
More importantly, the supply of cotton is easy and affordable. This is by far one of the greatest international benefits of plastic. Procurement is cheap and easy, and reusable cotton bags for these are by far the best replacement. They are even more attractive because they are washable and reusable.
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