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Environmental Impact of Plastic Bags: More and more people around the world are becoming aware of the environmental issues. Considering their somewhat placid appearance, the impact of plastic bags on the environment can be devastating.

Here are some facts about the environmental impact of plastic bags:
  • The manufacture of plastic bags add tones of carbon emissions into the air annually.
  • In the UK, banning plastic bags would be the equivalent of taking 18,000 cars off the roads each year.
  • Between 500 billion and 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year.
  • Plastic bags cause over 100,000 sea turtle and other marine animal deaths every year when animals mistaken them for food.
  • Most plastic bags take over 400 years to biodegrade. Some figures indicate that plastic bags could take over 1000 years to break down. (I guess nobody will live long enough to find out!). This means not one plastic bag has ever naturally biodegraded.
  • China uses around 3 billion plastic bags each day!.
  • Approximately 60 - 100 million barrels of oil are required to make the world’s plastic bags each year.
  • In the UK, each person uses around 220 plastic bags each year.
  • Around 500,000 plastic bags are collected during Clean Up Australia Day each year. Clean Up Australia Day is a nationwide initiative to get as many members of the public to get out and pick up litter from their local areas. Unfortunately, each year in Australia approximately 50 million plastic bags end up as litter.

Fortunately, we at Rahul International are taking the initiative to deal with the environmental impact of plastic bags by manufacturing eco friendly, biodegradable and reusable jute bags, cotton canvas bags and juco (Jute Cotton Mix) bags.

About Jute

Jute is a natural fiber popularly known as the golden fiber. It is one of the cheapest and the strongest of all natural fibers and considered as fiber of the future. Jute is second only to cotton in world''s production of textile fibers. India, Bangladesh, China and Thailand are the leading producers of Jute. It is also produced in southwest Asia and Brazil. The jute fiber is also known as Pat, kosta, Nalita, Bimli or Mesta (kenaf).

Kenaf known as Mesta or Ambari (species Hibiscus Cannabinus) is also considered as a variety of Jute. It is cultivated in Indian subcontinent, Thailand, China and Africa. The two main types of jute, white jute (Corchorus Capsularies) and dark jute or tossa (Corchorus Olitorius) are grown in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, China, south Asian countries and Brazil.

India is the largest producer of jute goods in the world. The cultivation of Jute in India is mainly confined to the eastern region states- West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh. Nearly 50 percent of total raw jute production in India alone figures in West Bengal.

Jute, as a natural fibre, has many inherent advantages like lusture, high tensile strength, low extensibility, moderate heat and fire resistance and long staple lengths. It is a biodegradable and eco-friendly. It has much advantage over synthetics and protects the environment and maintains the ecological balance.

How Fibers are extracted from Jute Plant?

The Gangetic Plain in the Indian Subcontinent with alluvial soil and abundant monsoonal rainfall is the ideal location for growth of Jute, the Golden Fiber. Green Plant is dipped in ponds or rivers and retained there for about 2 weeks. This loosens the fiber from the pith and also removes the thin skin from its surface. Fiber is peeled out and cleaned by shaking in water. It is then dried in sun on poles and made into bundles. Fiber is graded according to quality, made into "morahs" and then baled for transportation.

Redeeming Features Of Jute:

  • Bio-degradable jute deteriorates organically, replenishing the earth with productive invaluable nutrients.
  • Environmentally friendly jute is non-pollutant. It produces no toxic gases or harmful gases as bye products.
  • It beautifies the earth with vegetation, prevent further erosion and climatic change when used as soil saver.
  • Jute is almost the perfect eco-system.
  • Jute is preferred to other backing substitute materials (polypropylene, latex foam, polyurethane foam)
  • The burning behavior of substitutes favors jute
  • The relative toxicity levels of substitutes favors jute
  • Jute packages have long durability
  • Repeated usage of jute packaging reduces expenses, making recycling cost effective.
  • Jute naturally protects perishable goods during storage, reducing product losses and prolonging storage life
  • Jute is one of the most versatile natural fibers with renewable resource having applications in packaging, textiles and non-textile sectors
  • Hydrocarbon Free Jute Bags are now being considered as the perfect medium for packing of Food grade items like Cocoa & Coffee Beans, shelled Nuts, etc
  • Used as Geo-Textile in road construction, river bank protection, landslides control, canal lining, shallow land recovery, railway slope protection, etc

In which part of India Jute is Cultivated?

  • The cultivation of Jute in India is mainly confined to the eastern region of the country. The jute crop is grown in nearly 83 districts of seven states - West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura and Meghalaya. West Bengal alone accounts for over 50 percent raw jute production.

About Cotton

Cotton is a soft natural fiber obtained from the seed pod of the cotton plant. After harvesting cotton, it must be combed to remove the seeds. Once this process has been carried out the fibre consists of nearly pure cellulose, a natural polymer. While a single cotton fibre is not terribly strong, when multiple curling fibres are straightened and twisted together they form a strong, smooth thread. In its raw undefined form the natural color of cotton is a light to dark cream.

Cotton Fabric is available in different thickness and can be measured in GSM/OZ. The most common OZ available in market is 4OZ, 5OZ, 6OZ, 8OZ, 10OZ, 12OZ, 16OZ and 24OZ.

About Juco

JUCO as the name suggests is a mixture of Jute and Cotton Fabric. It is made from 75% Jute and 25% Cotton and has been developed to take the best properties of both jute and cotton to create an eco alternative.

It offers all the benefits that jute provides along with few other advantages that are as follows:
  • Juco has a much finer weave, compare to Jute, Cotton or Canvas.
  • Juco has all the versatility of both jute and cotton, so can be used in much the same way- shopping bags, promotional bags, wine-bottle bags, fashion bags etc
  • Jute has one of the lowest ecological footprints of all reusable bags.
  • Our Juco bags are an ideal product to help you reduce your carbon footprint.

Why Jute Bags ?

If you looking for Economical Carry Bags or Shopping Bags as Give-Away or for Trade Show  then we have a answer.. One of the most salient uses of the Jute Bag is as a Promotional tool employed by various organization. Irrespective of whether you are a wholesaler, a distributor, a retailer or a final consumer you, there is umpteen number of reason as to why one should buy articles made of Jute.

Few advantages of Jute Bags are as follows:

  • Eco-friendly: With the growing concern over the damage to the environment that plastic bags cause, Jute Bags are your ideal choice because these are made of Natural Fiber. It gives you an image of Eco-Conscious and aware human being.

  • Reusable: Jute Bags give your advertisement more visibility because they are Reusable. Your customers can reuse it even after they reach home, for their future shopping and packing needs.

  • Strong: Jute Bags are quite strong and can easily carry up to 15 kilograms compared to conventional carry bags.
  • Promotional Tool: One of the most salient use of the jute articles, specially jute shopping bags is as a promotional tool employed by various organization. Any kind of design, logo & imprint can be done

  • Elegant: Jute Bags look very elegant with their Natural Golden Color. They are also available in a wide range of colors. Any kind of design, logo & imprint can be done as required.
  • Cheap and Cost Effective: It is cheaper and cost effective and does not tax your pocket.

  • Durable: It is durable long lasting and can be subjected to rough use.  It does not need regular washing with virtually no maintenance.


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