What are Zerowaste Products bags made from?
Bags are made from several different fabrics
Non-woven polypropylene (nwpp) is a strong, breathable, esthetically pleasing material that is soft to the touch and cost effective. Our nwpp material comes with environmental certification (upon request) stating lead, cadmium and mercury content virtually none and much lower than industry standards.
Nwpp material has less an ecological and environmental impact (foot print) than single use plastic or paper one time use bags
Woven Polypropylene (wpp) is strong, not breathable nor soft to the touch unlike nwpp
Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET) is made from recycled bottles and if you desire a bag made from recycled plastics rPETis an excellent option. Print colors and options are vibrant and virtually unlimited
Jute material is environmentally friendly, esthetically pleasing and fashionable, strong, durable, biodegradable and relatively inexpensive. It’s manufactured without the use of any chemical, mineral or inorganic inputs and is water repellant
Juco material is 75% Jute and 25% cotton and has the same advantages as Jute except cotton is softer to the touch but is sometimes grown with use of chemicals andneeds a lot ofwater to grow
Tapioca material incorporates new technology with tapioca starch-based formula to produce starch-based resins. It has unique characteristics that allow for responsible disposal of products through hydrolytic, biodegradable action, or clean incineration, with a positive life cycle impact.
How does your factory stand apart from other factories that make reusable bags?
For example NWPP standard materials used by many in the marketplace have lead safety levels of 100mg/ g of material and our factory boasts 0.10 mg /g, in effect virtually creating an unleaded bag from non-woven polypropylene (NWPP).
Uses tight quality control standards and environmental practices and applies North American human resource standards for their workers
Fabric manufacturing is given ISO Certification, a prestigious commendation particularly as the facility is based in China. There are few competitors who can make this claim.
Environmental ISO certification is available upon request.
Established in 2003 after Ireland’s government imposed a plastic bag tax and our founder recognized this as an opportunity and is a market leader in the reusable bag industry.
How does Zerowaste Products stand apart from other companies selling reusable bags?
Our focus is on supplying quality made reusable bags with environmental conscience
How do I keep my reusable bag clean?
Best to hand or gentle machine wash and hang to dry (do not use dryer)
What does Zerowaste Products do for the community?
Zerowaste Products provides discount packs to community organizations to assist in raising funds for local non-profit environmental groups and community based causes.