Fall Friday Series
Falling for Reusable Leaf Bags 🍂🍁
Autumn: the season of warm drinks, flannel, and bright, colorful leaves. There’s no doubt that falling leaves are one of the season’s main themes (I mean, why else would we refer to the season as Fall?) Peak season is right around the corner. For those of you who don’t know what Peak season is, it’s the time of year that an area’s foliage is at its most vibrant colors. As you drive around mid-late October, you’ll most likely see bright oranges, reds, and yellows floating in the wind and piles of these colors in yards, forests, or anywhere that trees live.
With the ever-so soothing crunch of the leaves and massive piles to jump into, what’s not to love? Well, for most adults, the pleasing aesthetic of leaves all over the yard only lasts for a short while. After that, we tend to grab a rake and put them into bags.
For a long time large, black, disposable garbage bags would be filled with leaves and other yard/lawn waste. These bags were typically made up of polyethylene or HDPE plastic film material. While they get the job done, they aren’t always the most eco-friendly solution. Sure, lots of them are made up of recycled material, but there is any even greater solution that is better for the environment.
Garden bags are the new solution for yard waste. Being made up of durable polypropylene, these bags are able to provide a rip-resistant, versatile, higher-quality container for yard waste (and other items)! Being made of UV stabilized polypropylene, these bags are also tear-resistant and water repellent; making them a preferred choice for all of those leaves and twigs you’re sure to find in your yard these upcoming months!
When researching the right garden bag for you, you’ll want to make sure it’s sturdy enough to hold a good amount of weight (while one leaf weighs basically nothing, we all know a large bag of leaves can become difficult to carry). Additionally, look for a reusable polypropylene garden bag that has handles to carry your items from one location to another! While single-use plastic film bags offer a drawstring, they’re more likely to break the heavier the bag is. You won’t have to worry about this with reusable garden bags because of the heavy-duty polypropylene material it is made of!
When loading and unloading materials and items into the nifty bags, do it in a safe way. Since we’ve been discussing the outdoors, there’s no telling what you could pick up. Make sure to wear gloves, closed toed shoes, and long pants. Protecting your body is just as important as using a bag that’s better for the environment!
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