The Swedish brand 'Uniforms for the Dedicated' is now using biodegradable shopping bags that not only eliminate the need for plastic, but they also encourage consumers to donate unwanted garments to those in need. The initiative demonstrates how brands are moving away from plastic shopping totes and using sustainable alternatives instead.
The 'Rag Bags' are biodegradable shopping bags that provide an alternative to harmful plastic totes. The bags are double-sided, with postal information listed on the inside. To donate unwanted garments, consumers simply turn the bags inside out and then mail them to their chosen charity. All the proper postage is included on the bag, making the service completely free of charge.
The charitable shopping bags demonstrate a consumer demand for packaging that benefits the environment and others.