In addition to eco-friendly products and packaging, seaside retailers are embracing recyclable and reusable bags to replace plastic bags for customers to use to transport their purchases.
This is especially true in states where legislation is banning disposable, single-use plastic bags, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.
North Wildwood, New Jersey-based Bags by Bruno makes PP5 and PET recyclable and reusable custom bags rated to hold up to 35 pounds.
While many retailers automatically switch from plastic to paper assuming it’s the most cost-effective solution, Joey Catrambone, owner, Bags by Bruno, disagrees, adding that double-bagging often comes into play. The company’s custom-printed, reusable bags start at 35 cents each and don’t need double-bagged.