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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that people across the country have become more aware of the importance of using eco-friendly shopping bags, such as paper bags or those made from plant fibres. That’s one reason why jute bags are becoming so popular. They’re one of the most eco-friendly options available, and here are just a few reasons why.
Jute is 100% Natural
Most people don’t even know what jute is. It’s not taken from trees at all and uses very few resources. In fact, it’s a 100% natural product made from fibres of a vegetable plant that is dried in long strips, mainly in warm and humid regions like Bangladesh, India, and China.
Jute is Easy to Grow
Some bagging options sound more eco-friendly than they really are – even completely natural products can cause issues when they require very intensive farming methods. However, jute is wonderfully easy to grow. It can be grown and harvested year-round, and it requires very little in the way of chemical fertilizers or even water.
Jute Grows Fast
One thing you need to account for with natural resources is how sustainable they are, and this is another area where jute comes out ahead. It can be grown and harvested in just six months, so you don’t need to cut down any old-growth trees or wait years for younger ones to fully mature.
Jute is Extremely Durable
It doesn’t matter how eco-friendly the material is, if your shopping bag is only used once or twice before being thrown away, it isn’t good for the environment. Luckily enough, jute bags are extremely tough and durable, so you can keep using them for years to come.
Jute is Biodegradable
Of course, no shopping bag is going to last forever, but jute continues to be eco-friendly even after you’ve said goodbye. The material is 100% biodegradable and degrades naturally in just a couple of years, so your old bag won’t be rotting in landfill for the next few decades.