Jute is a plant fibre that can be spun into strong threads. Jute is one of the cheapest natural fibres and, alongside cotton, one of the most frequently used. The plants from which jute is obtained grow chiefly in warm, humid regions such as Bangladesh, China and India.
In the time you need to read this, millions of plastic bags will be produced. And we haven’t even mentioned the amount of oil needed to do this. A study by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in 2008 showed that only 6.8% of all plastic waste is recycled. But what happens to the other 93.2% ?
The use of jute bags instead of plastic bags offers many advantages, including the following:
**Jute bags are ecological
**Jute bags are durable
**Jute has a low ecologic footprint
**Jute has a low water footprint
**Jute is Cradle to Cradle
**Jute bags degrade biologically in 1-2 years
**Jute bags are extremely strong
**Jute bags can be reused and are thus very environmentally friendly
**Jute bags are trendy and hip!