Paper Bag Day is celebrated on July 12 to be aware of the benefits of using paper bags over plastic for the environment.
History of Paper Bags
The origins of Paper Bag Day are unknown, but it is thought to have started in the early 1900s. The holiday gained popularity in the 1950s, when paper bags were used more frequently than plastic bags. Paper Bag Day is a day to celebrate the humble paper bag.
The use of paper bags instead of plastic bags is beneficial for a number of reasons
Paper bags are made from recycled materials, while plastic bags are not. This makes paper bags more environmentally friendly.
Paper bags are easier to recycle than plastic bags. They can be recycled into new paper bags, or other products such as toilet paper or paper towels.
Paper bags are biodegradable, while plastic bags are not. This means that paper bags will decompose over time, while plastic bags will not.
Paper bags are more durable than plastic bags. They can be reused multiple times before they need to be recycled.
Plastic bags are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. Paper bags are made from trees, a renewable resource.
Paper bags have a number of advantages over plastic bags. However, there are also some disadvantages to using paper bags.
Paper bags are not as strong as plastic bags. They can tear easily, especially when they are filled with heavy items.
Paper bags are more expensive than plastic bags. This is because they cost more to produce.
Paper bags are not as widely available as plastic bags. This is because they are not used as often.
Overall, paper bags have more advantages than disadvantages. They are more environmentally friendly and easier to recycle than plastic bags. Paper bags are the better choice for the environment and for your wallet.
So next time you go to the store, remember to bring your own paper bags!
How to Celebrate Paper Bag Day
Paper bags are usually filled with different items and treats. Common items include candy, cookies, fruit, and small toys. Paper bags can also be decorated with drawings or messages.
Paper Bag Day is a day to celebrate the paper bag and all its uses. It is a day to be creative and have fun. So get out your paper bags and start filling them with goodies!