Benefits of Jute

We would love to tell you all about jute. Jute is a vegetable fiber that can be spun into strong threads. Jute is one of the cheapest natural fibers and in addition, after cotton, the most widely used. The plants from which jute is obtained occurs mainly in hot, humid areas as Bangladesh, China and India.

In the time it takes you to read this, millions of plastic bags are produced. And then we do not even know about the amount of oil that is needed. An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) survey from 2008 showed that only 6.8% of all plastic waste recycled. But what happens with the other 93.2%?

Wastewater in oceans and seas consists of 80% plastic. This is a major threat to the animals in the sea. Many turtles mix up jellyfish with plastic bags and eat them. Birds and fishes get into particles or hit the plastic (deadly). The garbage doesn’t clean up itself; before polyethylene (plastic) is biodegradable, we are about 1,000 years further. Several agencies have already stated that thin plastic bags should be banned immediately. Fortunately, some governments also see the seriousness of this problem.

In China, around 3 billion plastic bags were used today. The garbage bins in China began to look like white mountains because of all the plastic waste. Therefore, the Chinese government has taken measures to remove plastic bags. In addition to China, governments of Australia, Bangladesh, Ireland, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Taiwan, South Africa and some cities in the United States (including San Francisco) have also taken measures to successfully reduce the use of plastic bags.

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried in long strips, and it’s one of the cheapest natural materials available; together with cotton, it is one of the most frequently used. The plants from which jute is obtained grow mainly in warm and humid regions, such as BangladeshChina and India.

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried in long strips, and it’s one of the cheapest natural materials available; together with cotton, it is one of the most frequently used. The plants from which jute is obtained grow mainly in warm and humid regions, such as BangladeshChina and India.

Since the 17th century, the Western World has been using jute to make textiles like the people of East Bangladesh have for centuries before them. Called “the golden fibre” by the people of the Ganges Delta because of its usefulness and cash value, jute is making a comeback in the West as a fiber useful to agriculture and commerce. When used in the production of grocery bags as an alternative to paper or plastic bags, jute is both one of the most environmentally friendly choices and one of the most cost-effective long term. 

Here are some aspects we want to highlight about this incredible material:

Sustainability 

Jute can be grown year round, and is harvested every six months. It can take decades to produce the same volume of wood fiber and it requires much larger tracts of land to cultivate.

The application of jute is also a significant step in combating the use of different materials containing toxic wastes. Jute bags cut down the employment of plastic bags, which have now been effectively banned in many countries due to their harmful components. Jute seems to be one of the best alternatives to it.

Recyclability 

Jute is 100% biodegradable (it degrades biologically in 1 to 2 years), low-energy recyclable, and can even be used as compost for the garden. It is clear in terms of reusability and recyclability that jute bags are one of the best options available nowadays. Jute fibers are tougher and more resilient than paper made from wood pulp, and can withstand prolonged exposure to water and weather. They can be reused many times and are thus very environmentally friendly.

Alternative Uses

The woody core of the jute plant, called hurd, has thousands of potential industrial and commercial uses. As an alternative to wood, hurd is capable of meeting most of the world’s demand for wood and wood products. Using hurd and jute fibers means that the level of deforestation to meet the current demand for paper and wood could be significantly decreased if they were used as an alternative.

Ultimate Benefits of Jute Bags

Today jute is considered one of the best substances for making reusable grocery bags. In addition to jute bags being sturdiergreener, and longer lasting, the jute plant offers many ecological benefits beyond better grocery bags. It can be grown in abundance without the use of pesticides or fertilizers, and it requires less land to cultivate, which means that growing jute preserves more natural habitats and wilderness for other species to flourish.

Best of all, jute absorbs huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and when combined with reduced deforestation it may help reduce or reverse global warming. Studies have indeed shown that, one hectare of jute plants can absorb up to 15 tons of carbon dioxide and release 11 tons of oxygen during the jute growing season (about 100 days), which is very good for our environment and planet.

Promotional Jute Bags

Jute bags printed with your logo are the perfect promotional tool. Sturdy and affordable, a promotional jute bag will be used again and again by its recipient, resulting in maximum return on investment on your advertising spend. Thanks to its innumerable eco-friendly qualities, this material can offer you a way to promote your business responsibly and broadcast this to all those who see your bags.

For more information about Reusable Bags and the advantages of choosing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional materials don’t hesitate to contact us at info@asiajute.com. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Jute is a 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly material and does not pollute our environments like plastic and poly, and we should encourage the usage of jute bags so that we can also contribute to our environment to make our planet clean and healthy place to live in.

  1. Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibers are dried in long strips, and it’s one of the cheapest natural materials available; The plants from which jute is obtained grow mainly in warm and humid regions, such as BangladeshChina, and India.
  2. Jute can be grown year-round and is harvested every six months. It can take decades to produce the same volume of wood fiber and it requires much larger tracts of land to cultivate.
  3. Jute is very strong and highly durable, 100% biodegradable (it degrades biologically in 1 to 2 years), low-energy recyclable, and cause no threat to the environment. Carrying of products in a Jute bag no threat to hygiene.
  4. Jute bags can be used multiple times. Plastic bags are made to use once only, thus, it is seen that lots of such things are dumped in the face of waterways, sewage, parks, beaches, or streets.
  5. Jute bags are seen to maintain their gloss and glaze for a longer time. They are made from natural fiber and thus are able to keep their strength for a rather long period.
  6. Jute bags printed with your logo are the perfect promotional tool. Sturdy and affordable, a promotional jute bag will be used again and again by its recipient, resulting in maximum return on investment on your advertising spend.

For more Jute bags models, please visit our Jute Burlap Bags.

Happily enough, we have now learned the evil effects of synthetic products in our lives and so have turned to natural or organic products that do not cause harm to the human body. That’s precisely why we now opt for organic food that’s free of synthetic fertilizers, hybrid or green vehicles that leaves minor carbon footprints and wonder of wonders, aircraft that uses solar power for long haul flights.

Similar is the case with carry bags that are essential items in our day-to-day life. We need large carry bags to carry food grains, medium size bags to carry groceries and fancy hand bags for traveling and other miscellaneous purposes. Only a short while ago, synthetic plastic bags made from petrochemical products such as Polyethylene and Polypropylene was extensively used for manufacturing of these bags. However, as these materials are not bio-degradable and in some cases are also prone to be carcinogenic in nature, manufacturing of plastic bags have been severely restricted in most countries.

Best Alternative To Plastic

As a natural alternative to harmful plastic, Jute (Corchorus capsularis & Corchorus olitorius) is now being used in a big way for the manufacturing of these bags in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, and a few other Asian countries. Apart from its other qualities described below, Jute is considered to be the best and cheapest natural fiber that has the requisite strength to withstand transportation hazard over longer hauls while the material carried in jute bags can ‘breathe’ and so does not deteriorate quickly.

Why Use Jute Bags/ Products

  • Bags and other materials made from jute is biodegradable, which means that when left unused for sometime, these will get destroyed on their own, leaving the world free of environmental pollution, as against plastic that remains intact for ages and so causes huge environmental hazard.
  • Jute is a natural vegetable fiber, second only to cotton and so can be sewn into any desirable shape and size.
  • Jute plants cleanse the air: studies reveal that 1 hectare of raw jute plants can take in up to 25 tons of COwhile releasing 11 tons of Oxygen during jute cultivation season, lasting a little more than 3 months.
  • Possessed of high biological efficiency, jute can be harvested in course of less than 6 months, producing around 40 tons of plant stem per hectare.
  • Lesser environmental pollution as jute plants need very little fertilizer, herbicides/ pesticides to grow and produce raw jute.
  • Jute is known for its high tensile strength, low extensibility.
  • Jute fiber blends wonderfully with other types of fibers, both synthetic and natural, while accepting cellulosic dyes that include natural, basic, sulfur and pigment dyes, creating harmonious designs.
  • Jute cultivation is labor intensive, which suits developing countries where unemployment is a big issue.

Conclusion:

In order to live healthy as also to turn our lonely planet free of environmental pollution, Use Jute Bags and Jute Products as much as possible. Being cheap, versatile, and climate-friendly, these natural products will enliven and brighten our lives on mother earth.