West Michigan manufacturer and a new startup company, Products That Work LLC, has already made a sizable impact in the re-use of plastic bags.
Since the initial launch of it’s new BagSavr+ container in the summer of 2013, already over 160,000 plastic grocery bags have been saved and reused. See the patented design and get yours HERE. Also on Amazon PRIME HERE.
Products That Work LLC and Camcar Plastics Inc, have been making steady progress marketing their new BagSavr+ patented container for reusing plastic grocery bags with sales online, in grocery, college, hardware and RV markets.
“We are really just getting started and ramping up distribution into retail outlets, but even with the small exposure already achieved, our customers have already reused 160,000 bags, and saved approximately $20,000 with the reduced need for garbage bags!” Says Courtney Gust, partner in Products That Work, LLC. “While these numbers are still small compared to the quantity of bags being produced and used each month in the USA, It is still makes a significant impact and it shows the potential that widespread distribution will make. Most people are working to develop habits of saving and reusing already and stats show that 90% of people already reuse these bags whenever possible. We’re just giving them a product that makes it easy.” The company’s manufacturing capacity will allow for millions of bags to be saved and reused across the USA and around the world as distribution builds and people become aware of this new design.
The company’s estimates of approximately 6,000 bags being saved each week (totaling 160,000* and counting) are conservative. Those estimates are based on an average of only 2 bags per week being used, per BagSavr. Some studies have found that most households use an average 2 to 3 kitchen trash bags each week so it’s likely that plastic grocery bags would be reused even more because they are a smaller size. Those re-use numbers continue to rise as more and more people purchase BagSavr’s and begin using them.
BagSavr+ patented design is made specifically for reusing plastic grocery bags and locks them into place so they won’t fall down in. The solid base contains spills while the Hanger Bracket Kit and handle make it easy to attach, remove and clean.
The company focuses a lot on the green aspects of bag reuse, but at the same time wants to recognize the cost savings customers enjoy. By reusing the grocery bags people already have in their homes and not buying kitchen trash bags, people are saving $50 per year** or more. It’s not a life-changing amount but pretty still great that a simple USA-made product that sells for $14.99 can help everyday people save $50 each year while also reducing waste.
Retailers interested in BagSavr+ may contact Products That Work HERE for information on wholesale pricing, store displays and more.
*Number of bags reused is based on average BagSavr+ using just 2 plastic grocery bags per week
** Based on average cost of a kitchen garbage bag at $.40 ea, with an average of 2.5 trash bags being used each week.