Command Packaging is set to produce bag ban compliant plastic reusable 'smarterbags' for grocery stores in the US, with an investment of around $25m.
The new smarterbags are made from recycled agricultural plastic, and are said to serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to single-use paper bags as well as imported reusable bags
A Chico State University said that the bags have a lower carbon footprint as against imported reusable or paper bags.
Command Packaging and smarterbags CEO Pete Grande said the company’s retail customers and the consumer want affordable and sustainable solution where bag bans have been implemented.
"It’s time to address the single-use grocery bag issue without initiating a return to less environmentally friendly options like paper bags," Grande added.
According to the company, smarterbags meet all standards to qualify as reusable bags in California cities and have been engineered to be used 125 times.
The easy to carry and easy to use bags are durable in all types of weather, the company said.
Image: smarterbags serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to single-use paper bags.