What is Jute?
Is Jute environmentally friendly? Jute fibre is made from the outer stem and skin of the Jute plant.
India, Bangladesh and China are big growers of Jute. On a smaller scale, Thailand, Myanmar, Pakistan and Nepal also grow jute.
Jute reaches maturity in less than 6 months and offers a good yield. This growth means less land is required compared to other crops. This reduces the need to destroy natural habitats. Jute can be grown without the need to use pesticide or fertiliser. If chemicals are used during jute production, it is on a much smaller scale compared to other crops such as cotton.
Jute absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen at a rate much higher than most trees. Biodegradable, compostable and recyclable Jute ticks a lot of boxes.
Single-use plastic bags are about as bad as it gets! Most are not biodegradable, so litter and pollute. Worse still, they and other single-use plastic products are killing wildlife on an almost apocalyptic scale. According to Greenpeace, UK supermarkets are generating one million tonnes of plastic annually, which contributes to the estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic in our oceans each year.
In a survey of more than 5,000 UK consumers by Kantar Worldpanel, 24.6% expressed ‘extreme concern’ about plastic packaging in grocery. 42% believed food and drink manufacturers should make their packaging recyclable. 80% claimed to use ‘bags for life’.
Don’t risk it!
When it comes to promotional shopper bags, Jute is probably your safest option. The bottom line is, single-use plastic bags pose a risk to your brand. We offer a wide range of Jute and Organic Cotton bags, all of which delivered to you within 10-14 working days.