Thursday, 2 August 2012

Reusable and Recyclable Bags can be available at Olympic Games Locations

As we heard the news about plastic bags, LOCOG (London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) does not allow the use of plastic bags for any item at the London Olympic Games and it says its official shops and caterers can offer bags to customers.

We more heard about reusable shopping bags that the reusable and recyclable bags can be available in the LOCOG shops. They are made from low density polyethylene which contains 80% recycled material. 

But remember paper shopping bags and other paper bags will only be available at certain games catering locations for large orders of foods. This is good act for people all over.
As we all know that the London 2012 Olympic Games are on from July 27 to August 12 and the Paralympic Games open August 29 and run till September 9, 2012.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Paper Shopping Bags

In these days, using paper shopping bags is considered as an environmentally friendly person.  For over a hundred years these bags have been used which is good. Paper bags have been also used to wrap items, gifts and more and it is easier to parcel any item wrapped with paper bag.

Paper Bags with Handle

Paper shopping bags came with handles, this idea made easier for people to take them for shopping with him/her because they are easy to carry things. However, shopkeepers are feeling very proud to use their own such paper bags which have their advertisements, they give it with their items free because as a form of rolling advertisement, and their business will boost.

Factors Affecting Paper Shopping Bag Production & Alternative

As we know that in all over the world scientists are now able to find ways to recycle both plastic and paper to produce new products, paper shopping bags are one of them. By making of paper shopping bags we need to cut down the trees to produce paper which can affect green cover because for making of paper shopping bags involves production of paper and paper comes from trees. This factor is affecting paper shopping bag production a little. Big companies are be aware of it, and most of the companies claim that they will produce paper from captive plantations or from recycled paper which is the good sign.

How to make decorative paper bags

Most of the persons tired of those regular brown paper bags? If you want to create special, something a little more sturdy or decorative like even a gift bag? It's very easy if you have some magazines, newspapers or something like craft paper lying around, make a decorative paper bag following these instructions as follows:

First of all you have to cut a piece of paper to 9.5 x 15 inches

For this purpose colored or patterned craft paper is ideal for this creation of decorative paper bag, but wrapping paper or newspaper will do if you had something more delicate in mind.

Secondly you have to place the paper in front of you on a flat surface or on a table

You have to make sure to place it in “landscape” orientation, for example: long sides up and down, short sides to the left and right.

Next step is fold the bottom edge of the paper up 2 inches (5 cm) and sharply crease the fold

When you are done or completed it, unfold. Note for later that this will become the bottom of the bag.

After this step, fold the sides of the bag into place

Be careful and sure to maintain the landscape orientation as you work.

Next Step is: Flip the bag over so that it sits glued, side-down

Be careful and make sure to orient it so that one of the open ends points toward you.

After this, Fold the side creases or ends inward to create a slight accordion effect.

Fold and glue the bottom of the bag into place

Pop the bag open

Be careful and make sure the bottom is completely closed off and that there are no gaps in the glued edges.

Now add decorative handles which you like to add.