Plastic bags are one of the most detrimental items on natural pollution in our modern world. They take many decades to decompose but might actually never really biodegrade because the materials they are made of are not recognized as food by microorganisms. So they might just decompose into microplastic particles and buildup in the environment such as marine life, eventually infiltrating every step in the food chain. A plastic bag might corrode within 10 to 100 years, but its negative environmental impact may last forever.
This is why we want to bring forward a change in society related to this topic. In many parts of the world people are still in a habit to use huge amounts of plastic bags for shopping, groceries, and packaging. We want to contribute a positive input to this matter with the support of cotton bag, jute bag production. Cotton bags and Jute bags are convenient, reusable, washable, and a very affordable alternative.
Grow Nepal helps our partner National Organics Pvt.Ltd to establish sustainable manufacturing of natural organic cotton bags and jute bags through financial, technical, and physical support.
Through this project we are generating new employments and allow the primarily female local artisan to improve their self-dependency, livelihood, and living standards.
Our organic cotton bags and jute bags are currently distributed to more than a hundred customers and resellers in the USA, Canada, Europe, and East Asian countries who use our cotton bags for shopping bag replacements and packing. We are hoping to expand our export client base even further as more countries are banning single-use plastic and plastic bags.