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#BreakFreeFromPlastic: Top 5 Alternatives To Plastic Bags That Are Available In The Market

Plastic bags are killing our planet, it is expected that the world will consume 5 trillion plastic bags this year. To save the planet here are 5 alternatives to plastic bags

These IT Professionals Show India How To Turn Waste Plastic Bags In To Fashionable Handbags

It is expected that this year the world will consume 5 trillion plastic bags – that is about 1 million bags a minute! To put this fact in perspective, if all the plastic bags consumed are stacked up it would cover an area twice the size of France. Plastic bags take a huge toll on our planet. It is non-biodegradable chokes rivers, oceans, clogs drains, causes floods, pollutes land, soil, water and air. So, we give you top 5 environmental friendly products which you can opt in place of plastic bags. So, make the green switch now!

1. An Easy Alternative – Canvas Bags: Thicker and stronger alternatives to the plastic bags, canvas bags made of cotton are actually more durable and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In comparison to the conventional cotton bags, these bags are lightweight and cost effective. What’s great is that you can wash them regularly and reuse as many times as you want. And for those who believe in do-it-yourself, you can buy the material and stitch your own canvas bags.

2. Eco-Friendly Bags, Made Out Of Natural Starches And Vegetable Wastes: EnviGreen, a Mangalore-based company is providing India alternatives to the conventional plastic bags, zip pouches and cling wraps. What they are doing is simple – they are making look-alikes of plastic bags which on disposal can become food for the animals. The cost of one EnviGreen bag is about 35-40% more than that of a plastic bag, but, is currently the cheapest alternative available in India to plastic bags.

Can These Eco-Friendly Bags, Made Out Of Potato And Banana Peels Serve As An Alternative To Plastics In Future?

These look like plastic bags but are made of materials like natural starch and vegetable oil derivatives

3. Trendy And In Vogue – Denim Bags: Everyone knows this for a fact that denims are reliable and durable. A denim bag in comparison to the plastic bag can hold a lot more quantity. These can be easily washed and preserved for a really long time. You can also stitch your own denim bag using an old pair of jeans!

Also Read: International Plastic Bag Free Day: Here’s How Plastic Bags Are Killing Our Planet

4. A Step Closer To Plastic-Free World: Aarohana EcoSocial Developments company started by two IT professionals in Pune is providing trendy alternatives to plastic bags. What’s great is that the duo is upcycling the old plastic bags and converting it into new stylish fashionable bags. Today, around 200,000 typical small grocery plastic bags have been upcycled by the duo. Choose this alternative product in place of your conventional plastic bag and prevent adding to the growing pile of plastics.

These IT Professionals Show India How To Turn Waste Plastic Bags In To Fashionable Handbags

This fashionable bag is made out of recycling plastic bags – an effective way of reducing plastic waste

5. Plain And Simple – Jute Bags: Another alternative to plastic is the good old – Jute bag. They are stronger, more durable and are bio-degradable. These inexpensive bags can degrade biologically in two years.

69 Comments

69 Comments

  1. Estelle Arts

    March 19, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Good afternoon
    we are interested in what you have to offer as an alternative to plastic bags the order would be approx. 30,000 please price this landed in New Zealand and in New Zealand $ thanks regards Estelle

  2. osho kalia

    May 13, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Good afternoon,
    Team,
    We get the cloth bags ( New Cloth ) manufactured by the women of 6 states in India as a livelihood program and supply them as an alternative to polythene bags in the market since 3 years,…
    share your mail id so that we can send the proposal

    • Ram

      June 22, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      Good Aternoon
      Sir I am intrested in livlihood programe whose are going on , sir i would like to join with alternative to polythene bag business started in maharashtra , so kindly call or mail me on 91+ 8237002486
      Email Id- ramgadriye@gmail.com

    • Wasim

      June 26, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    • ALDRIN MAJUMDER

      July 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      I am in need of Cloth carry bags in quantity. I too manufacture paper bags out of used newspaper and paper shopping bag. It is also a livelihood based project started by my firm PEGASUS in Tripura State. More then 650 women is engaged in this project. We need cloth bags too for resale purpose. contact me : 9954926020 / mail: pegasusindiaemail@gmail.com

    • Siva Shankar

      July 10, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Hello,

      Please share your contact details, as our startup is working on getting market for this kind of products and we would like to see the different kinds of products made and the quality of the products.

      Enclose your details or send your details to Pgsshankaryadav@gmail.com

      Thanks,

    • ashish chhabra

      July 13, 2018 at 12:32 am

      ashishchhabra12@gmail.com
      I am ionterested in cotton cloth bags(biodegradable).

    • Cletus Robin

      July 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Hi I am interested with your product…
      Could you pl mail the details to get in touch?
      My mail is robin@orrisinfolab.com
      mobile 8870001306

    • Rajesh

      August 10, 2018 at 8:16 am

      Dear sir, goodmorning need eco green bio degradable bag trading sales price

      • Karthik

        August 31, 2018 at 4:13 pm

        Hello sir..
        Iam Karthik from coimbatore…interested to make my city free from Plastic pollutants..
        We are supplying PAPER BAGS in our localized area.
        And need bio-degradable plastic bags for the need our customers…
        Can you Send me the details(cost,Size,microns,etc) of it.
        Waiting for your reply….

    • Prabhjit

      September 3, 2018 at 11:37 am

      kindly send the details

  3. sukanta satpathy

    June 16, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    i am retailer i want to use other carybags otherthan polythin where should i get

    • Aishwarya

      June 25, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      Hi Sukanta,

      You can contact following companies for Eco-friendly Corn starch made bags for wholesale purchase;

      Green Bags by Suchita Kharat 7045725459

      Koluday Group of Indsutries – 9594576481

      Aarohana Ecosocial Development, Pune

      Envi Green, Mangalore

      Alpha Eco – 1800 120 1121/ 27781507-08

      • Kuldeep Gupta

        July 12, 2018 at 10:26 am

        i am intrested in talking the distributon of disposable bags in lucknow. please contact me on 7071200526

  4. YASH

    June 23, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    We have a very effective alternative to plastic bags, not being those regular paper or jute bags. for more information do get in touch with me at yash.shah60@yahoo.com

  5. Lalit Kumar

    June 23, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    lalitsoyam2011@gmail.com
    Mob. 8007437808

    I wish to wholesale these bags in Maharashtra State. Please send me proposal

    • prasad raje

      July 27, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      HELLO SIR WE ARE MANUFACTURER OF ALTERNATIVE OF PLASTIC WHICH WILL BE BIODEGRADABLE COMPOSTABLE & WATER SOLUBLE CARRY BAG KINDLY MAIL ME UR REQUIRMENTS WILL REVERT WID PRICE TERMS EMAIL PRASADRAJEXIM@GMAIL.COM

  6. Santosh

    June 24, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Hello
    Please share the price details on santoshd.prajapati@gmail.com
    Mob.9137723866

  7. Ravindra

    June 27, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Please share with us the price details and contact

  8. Kamalakar dhomse

    June 27, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Hi

    I am reday to take deliership or business to supply in nashik city

  9. VENKATESH

    June 27, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I would like to buy by eco friendly packing bags for wet idli batter . Can anyone suggest a solution in mumbai

    • prasad raje

      July 27, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      HELLO SIR WE ARE MANUFACTURER OF ALTERNATIVE OF PLASTIC WHICH WILL BE BIODEGRADABLE COMPOSTABLE & WATER SOLUBLE CARRY BAG KINDLY MAIL ME UR REQUIRMENTS WILL REVERT WID PRICE TERMS EMAIL PRASADRAJEXIM@GMAIL.COM

  10. Mrs Nalini

    June 28, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Please send the product details for distributorship to

  11. Ramit Aggarwal

    July 3, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Hello all,

    We are the leading manufacturer of cotton bags with a month capacity of 50 lakhs bags. If you want to get any bag made as per your requirement, we will be able to serve you well. We are also looking for distributors who can work for us in different states. Please feel free to call on +918860002717. We supply to Big bazaar, Reliance Fresh, Hypercity and D-mart also.
    Thanks

    • SINDHU

      July 5, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Hi Mr.ramit

      I am interested to take distributorship or business to supply in chennai city. can u please send the samples 1 or two??

    • ashish chhabra

      July 13, 2018 at 12:34 am

      I am keen to become a distributor for cotton bags in Delhi and North India.

    • Zeshane Haque

      July 15, 2018 at 10:01 am

      Hello
      I am interested in taking the distributorship of cotton bags and other substitutes for plastic bags. I will work in Uttar Pradesh.
      Please send me the details with the price that i will have to pay.
      Thankyou.

    • Rashmi

      July 19, 2018 at 12:06 am

      Please improve the quality if you are supplying to Big Bazaar. Small Handles for heavy bags totally impractical.
      Also mention the capacity printed on bags

    • Kesavan k s

      July 24, 2018 at 10:59 am

      Hi Mr. Ramit ji,

      I also want to be the distributor of the bags which is alternative to plastic bags.

      Please share me the detailed report for the process to do distribution and details of the product.

      I will do in Tamil Nadu.

      Please share the details @ kskesavan.se@gmail.com.

    • Raj kumar

      July 24, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      I am interested for the dealership in bangalore , please send the price details in whatsapp no 9591410911

    • Vineet

      July 24, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      Hi , can you please send me the details of product with price

    • Somnath Khamari

      August 3, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Good morning Sir. I am Somnath from Odisha and interested to purchase your bag for resale in Odisha. If possible please send me your details of products with prices for wholesale purposes

    • Rajesh

      August 10, 2018 at 8:21 am

      Need details for trading purpose low price alternative of plastic bags.

    • Ramya

      August 13, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Can I product details .

  12. Rakesh Ojha

    July 10, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Please send us details to ecowastech@gmail.com

  13. ALDRIN MAJUMDER

    July 10, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    I am in need of Cloth carry bags in quantity. I too manufacture paper bags out of used newspaper and paper shopping bag. It is also a livelihood based project started by my firm PEGASUS in Tripura State. More then 650 women is engaged in this project. We need cloth bags too for resale purpose. contact me : 9954926020 / mail: pegasusindiaemail@gmail.com

    • Sanjay Mishra

      July 15, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      We are a resource organisation of Govt of India and are operating in many states. We are inspired by your initiative and would like to promote it through thousands of SHGs we have formed. Please share your ideas & help us to replicate. Contact 9437406333

  14. ashish chhabra

    July 13, 2018 at 12:37 am

    I am interested in biodegragable bags.

    • kawita

      July 27, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Sir may i have your contact no# or mail id so that can help you

      • Deepak

        August 5, 2018 at 10:11 am

        Hi, we need the biodegradable bags in large quantity daily basis, pls send details on dkc0232422@gmail.com with your company details & costing.

  15. Rashmi

    July 19, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Please improve the quality if you are supplying to Big Bazaar. Small Handles for heavy bags totally impractical.
    Also mention the capacity printed on bags

  16. karthik

    July 20, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Interested in Eco-Friendly Bags, Made Out Of Natural Starches And Vegetable Wastes bags manufacturing or distributor

    mail address: dsk1885@gmail.com

  17. P.K.Agrawal

    July 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Dear Ramit,
    In U.P. Polythene bags of less than 20 microns have been banned and so there would be a big demand of alternate material bags but not very expensive ( compared to poly. bags ).I am a permanent resident of Allahabad and would like to go in this business in collaboration with you. Pl.let me know if at the very onset , this proposal looks to be interesting to you. P.K.Agrawal 9935596789

  18. Mathiazhagan

    July 24, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Hello
    I am interested in taking the distributorship of cotton bags and other substitutes for plastic bags in Pondicherry.
    Please send me the details with your T&C.
    Thankyou.

  19. kawita

    July 27, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Hi all,

    We are the raw material(biopolymer) supplier for the biocompostable bags.Please let us know if any requirement Email id is kkumari@windsorindia.com

    • ilyas

      August 9, 2018 at 11:40 pm

      WE NEED SAMPLES AND FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE PRODUCT..

  20. NILESH JETHVA

    August 3, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    hi, I am interested in your product…
    Could you please mail the details to get in touch?
    we want to start in our city.
    My mail id nieshjethva27@gmail.com
    Mo. 9033380722

  21. Rajesh

    August 10, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Need biodegradble bags manufacturing machine and raw material supplier contact required

  22. Sanjay Shrirao

    August 16, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Hi,

    I like your below mention product and want to start the same in my city. I would like to take distributorship for my city If you are ready to give. This is one of the best option in place of plastic bags. This is eco friendly product. Pls send the detail & costing of per bag of below mention product and costing. Also share your contact details Thanks Sanjay Mob No 09096586995
    2. Eco-Friendly Bags, Made Out Of Natural Starches And Vegetable Wastes:

  23. Sanjay Shrirao

    August 16, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Pls send the quotation of below mention products as I would like to start in my city also.(Eco-Friendly Bags, Made Out Of Natural Starches And Vegetable Wastes)
    Thanks
    Sanjay Shrirao
    09096586995

  24. Jagdish Patel

    August 18, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    PlZ Contact Me On My Contact No +919924655455 For Cotton bag

    • Nalini

      December 5, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      Hello Sir,

      We are small scale cotton bag manufactures. Will get in touch with you shortly. Looking for good opportunities on this.

      naliniarunagiri(dot)official(at)gmail(dot)com

      Thank you

  25. Indhira

    August 19, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Hi sir, I am interest in talking the distribution of eco-friendly bags in Tamil Nadu. please contact me on Mob:- 9677311124

  26. Narendra kandari

    August 24, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Hi, Narendra here from mussoorie Uttarakhand.. Iam interested in the distributorship of alternative of poly bags in my city.. My contact no is 9997163897, 7248886166 email:n.kandarifire@gmail.com

  27. Prem

    August 27, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Hi,
    I like your below mention product and want to start the same in my city. I would like to take distributorship for my city If you are ready to give. This is one of the best option in place of plastic bags. This is eco friendly product. Pls send the detail & costing of per bag of below mention product and costing. Also share your contact details Thanks Mob No 09040105810

  28. Karthik

    August 31, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Hello sir..
    Iam Karthik from coimbatore…interested to make my city free from Plastic pollutants..
    We are supplying PAPER BAGS in our localized area.
    And need bio-degradable plastic bags for the need our customers…
    Can you Send me the details(cost,Size,microns,etc) of it.

  29. Akbarali

    September 9, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Hello
    I am interested in taking the distributorship of cotton bags and other substitutes for plastic bags. I will work in Tamilnadu
    Please send me the details with the price that i will have to pay.
    Thankyou.

  30. siba prasad patro

    September 30, 2018 at 12:46 am

    HI,
    I am interested about to taking part of swachh bharat mission by manufacturing Eco-Friendly Bags, Made Out Of Natural Starches And Vegetable Wastes. Can you please suggest or guide by details.
    Contanct no- 9337509805

  31. Tushar Raval

    November 22, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Hello,
    We want to take one revolutionary market trend towards “Say NO to Plastic”.
    We are a group of well educted professionals who educate and create awarness which helps society to follow rules & regulations of concerned governing bodies and safeguard consumer rights.
    We want to start and initiate the “Say NO to Plastic” concept from capital of Gujarat – Gandhinagar City.
    We are in interesetd to know the alternative of plastic invented by your company. Points need to discuss is manaufacturing process, Raw materials, supply chain management, cost/unit and product specifications.
    Based on that , we will target the traders , retailers and also local municipal corporation body to do awareness programs jointly and transform plastic usage to alternatives.
    Looking forward to your response at earliest.

  32. vanitha

    January 8, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Sir I’m interested in supplying bags alternate for plastics. Kindly help me to get the details. I’m from salem(Tamilnadu).let me know the details to this mail id vanithashasti@gmail.com.

  33. Gopal Kumar

    January 12, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Good Aternoon
    Sir I am intrested in livlihood programe whose are going on , sir i would like to join with alternative to polythene bag business in Bihar , so kindly call or mail me on 91+ 8292589402
    Email Id- gopalmmpl@gmail.com

  34. K GANESH

    January 17, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Hi sir, I am interest in taking the the distribution of eco-friendly bags in my locality, Chennai suburb. please contact me on Mob:- 8610102600

  35. Renu Bala

    March 12, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Sir,

    Hi I am interested in your product.I want to my city or state (Punjab )plastic free.
    Could you pl mail the details to get in touch?
    renubalaldh@yahoo.com
    Thanks

  36. Vinay Kumar

    April 16, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Hi I am interested in your product . Please provide details to associated with you in promotion of your product

  37. Laxman

    October 8, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Sir ,my name is Laxman,l am intersted your biodegradable Plastic bags.Please send product details to mail.

  38. LALITHA

    November 30, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Hi,

    We are interested in your product can we get more details about the same. Kindly send the details or you can call us.

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    September 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm

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    November 23, 2020 at 9:13 am

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