Archive for July, 2009

Do you always forget to take a Reusable Shopping Bag?

July 21st, 2009

We all know that we should cut down on plastic bag usage, but how many times have you forgotten to take your Reusable Shopping Bags with you?

A Reusable Shopping Bag is now available that is convenient, robust, stylish and practical. Most shoppers require a number of reusable shopping bags for the weekly shop. Some of the reusable shopping bags have a small carrying capacity and/or do not fold away into a compact space.

Footprint Bag have addressed all these issues with their robust, stylish and practical Reusable Shopping Bags. Available in a singles, 4-Pack and 8-Pack combinations, with a range of colour options.

Companies and organisations are looking to express their commitment to reducing waste, therefore Footprint Bag have launched a promotional gift item so the branding can be included onto every bag. For more information have a look at Reusable Bag Promotional Gift.

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What Rachel Elnaugh said about a reusable shopping bag

July 16th, 2009

Footprint Bag – Reusable Shopping Bag

what Rachel Elnaugh – Dragon’s Den said

“Fantastic, well thought through design … addressing the real consumer need to find an alternative to the wastage and environmental damage caused by disposable plastic bags.”

For more information visit Footprint Bag Blog.

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Reusable Shopping Bag as a promotional gift

July 13th, 2009

Do you want to help reduce the mountains of plastic bags being used?

Do you want to promote your company or organisation as caring for the planet?

Footprint Bag reusable shopping bags are available in single bag, 4 bag or 8 bag pack options. Your branding can be added to the bag to show that you are proactively supporting the reduction of plastic bags.

Have a look at these links to find out why Footprint Bags are unique on the market:

Reusable Bag video

Plastic Bags – The case for Reusable Bags

Join us in the move to eradicate Plastic Bags.

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Reusable shopping bag … a practical alternative

July 9th, 2009

A number of people have adopted the Cloth Bag as a fashion accessory, and potentially to take the higher ground on helping to save the planet. Whatever reason, each person adopting a non-plastic bag is doing their bit to reduce waste and pollution.

The problem is that a lot of the so-called Eco Bags are not designed to last, wear out, tear or do not have a large carrying capacity, and cannot be folded away easily. Have you tried going to the supermarket and putting your shopping into 6-8 Eco Bags? Eco Bags are currently succeeding in the casual shop market, where one bag is sufficient to carry ad-hoc purchases.

Some manufacturers have come up with large container-type bags that take up half of the trolley, but these are not quite suited to those shoppers that don’t go to the gym and pump iron. So we have opposite ends of the spectrum, single Eco Bags that are not suitable for bulk shopping, and large reusable bags that need careful handling when full.

The plastic bag issue cannot be ignored, we see discarded bags in the streets, on landfill, but also in the sea, just go on a cruise in the Med and see the waste floating about!   So, we at FootPrint Bag do believe action to eradicate the plastic bag should be taken as there are now real alternatives. Reusable bags can by stylish, robust, practical and multiuse, so let’s hear it for the reusable bag … it’s now evolved.

For more information on this topic please visit FootPrint Bag

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Join us to help the environment

July 9th, 2009

We are looking for people, companies and organisations who have an interest in reducing the impact on the environment.

We at FootPrint Bag started with a simple goal, to eradicate the use of plastic bags.  Replacing them with reusable bags that could be used for the weekly shop, but also for other tasks is now gaining traction. There is a growing interest in replacing plastic bags and some countries have already banned them, or at least controlled their composition.

If you have energy saving advice, tips, products or services that can help reduce emmissions, waste or polution, then we would like to hear from you.

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100 Reasons not to use Plastic Bags

July 8th, 2009

Plastic carrier bags are harming the environment, both on land and at sea. The introduction of reusable bags that are stylish, practical and robust means that plastic bags can be eradicated for good.

Reusable bags can replace the plastic bag for the weekly shop, but they can also can be used for carrying items on holiday and out in the country. Footprint Bag have launched a “100 Reasons not to use Plastic Bags” initiative that is aimed at raising the profile of Resuable Bags as a viable alternative to plastic bags.

Have a look at the FootPrint Bag website and send us your reason why Plastic Bags should not be used.  If your reason is published, you will receive a 25% discount voucher against your next purchase.

Have a look at our current list:

100 Reasons not to use Plastic Bags

Note, we have a sense of humour, but will not publish any offensive or inappropriate suggestions.

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Reusable Bag in Europe

July 8th, 2009

Reusable bags are replacing plastic bags, but reusable bags are also being used for carrying items on holiday and out in the country. Footprint Bag have launched a “Reusable Bag in Europe” initiative that is aimed at showing how versatile fold up reusable bags can be.

Have a look at the FootPrint Bag website and see if you can name the place where the Reusable Bags were photographed.  Alternatively, send us your Footprint Bag photographed in a well known location.  If you guess the location correctly, or we publish your photograph, you will receive a 25% discount voucher against your next purchase.

Here are two locations for starters:

Reusable Bag in Europe

Reusable Bag in Europe 2

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