One hot product today is the reusable shopping bag. Currently the most popular accessory sold in the US, these bags are just gaining regular use in the US, with the west coast and northeast leading the way. While most shoppers use the bags to help save 1000 plastic bags from the landfill each year, many have switched due to municipal bans or taxes on plastic bags. As more and more towns and cities try to solve the plastic bag dilemma, reusable shopping and grocery bags sales will continue to grow. This growth in reusable bags makes selling these bags an ideal fundraiser.
Not only is the group making money to fund projects, but they are helping the environment at the same time. Currently, less than 2% of plastic bags are being recycled, so almost 100 billion plastic bags make there way to our landfills or pollute our environment. When littered, it has been estimated that over a million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are injured or killed by the bags.
When looking for a reusable shopping bag for a fundraiser, it is recommended that the group chooses a bag which folds into a self-storing pocket. These work best for