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Which are the Benefits of Choosing Jute Bags?

Blog post   •   Jul 21, 2017 07:00 UTC

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried in long strips, and it’s one of the cheapest natural materials available; together with cotton, it is one of the most frequently used. The plants from which jute is obtained grow mainly in warm and humid regions, such as Bangladesh, China and India.

Since the 17th century, the Western World has been using jute to make textiles like the people of East Bangladesh have for centuries before them. Called “the golden fibre” by the people of the Ganges Delta because of its usefulness and cash value, jute is making a comeback in the West as a fiber useful to agriculture and commerce. When used in the production of grocery bags as an alternative to paper or plastic bags, jute is both one of the most environmentally friendly choices and one of the most cost-effective long term. 

Here are some aspects we want to highlight about this incredible material:

Sustainability 

Jute can be grown year round, and is harvested every six months. It can take decades to produce the same volume of wood fiber and it requires much larger tracts of land to cultivate.

The application of jute is also a significant step in combating the use of different materials containing toxic wastes. Jute bags cut down the employment of plastic bags, which have now been effectively banned in many countries due to their harmful components. Jute seems to be one of the best alternatives to it.

Recyclability 

Jute is 100% biodegradable (it degrades biologically in 1 to 2 years), low-energy recyclable, and can even be used as compost for the garden. It is clear in terms of reusability and recyclability that jute bags are one of the best options available nowadays. Jute fibers are tougher and more resilient than paper made from wood pulp, and can withstand prolonged exposure to water and weather. They can be reused many times and are thus very environmentally friendly.

Alternative Uses

The woody core of the jute plant, called hurd, has thousands of potential industrial and commercial uses. As an alternative to wood, hurd is capable of meeting most of the world’s demand for wood and wood products. Using hurd and jute fibers means that the level of deforestation to meet the current demand for paper and wood could be significantly decreased if they were used as an alternative.

Ultimate Benefits of Jute Bags

Today jute is considered one of the best substances for making reusable grocery bags. In addition to jute bags being sturdier, greener, and longer lasting, the jute plant offers many ecological benefits beyond better grocery bags. It can be grown in abundance without the use of pesticides or fertilizers, and it requires less land to cultivate, which means that growing jute preserves more natural habitats and wilderness for other species to flourish.

Best of all, jute absorbs huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and when combined with reduced deforestation it may help reduce or reverse global warming. Studies have indeed shown that, one hectare of jute plants can absorb up to 15 tons of carbon dioxide and release 11 tons of oxygen during the jute growing season (about 100 days), which is very good for our environment and planet.

Promotional Jute Bags

Jute bags printed with your logo are the perfect promotional tool. Sturdy and affordable, a promotional jute bag will be used again and again by its recipient, resulting in maximum return on investment on your advertising spend. Thanks to its innumerable eco-friendly qualities, this material can offer you a way to promote your business responsibly and broadcast this to all those who see your bags.

For more information about Reusable Bags and the advantages of choosing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional materials don't hesitate to contact us at info@swedbrand.com. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Sources:

https://ecobags.co.nz/benefits-of-jute-bags/

http://www.greenearthproducts.eu/about-jute/

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