May 2018

The tote bag, the indispensable reusable bag

Its roots… The tote bag was originally used by British postal workers[1] as they believed that this bag was more convenient to transport goods than the leather bag which was primarily used in the early 20th century. Not long after, the tote bag was discovered in the United States where it was used by newscasters and housekeepers. Its function… Nowadays, the tote bag has become an indispensable product in day-to-day life from both a practical and aesthetic perspective[2]. The tote bag is [...]

April 2017

Following Rwanda, Kenya is the second country to ban plastic bags

Great news for Kenya ! The government has recently decided to ban the use, manufacturing and distribution of all plastic bags used for commercial packaging. The law will be enforced in the country from September 2017. Up until now, Rwanda was the only country in the region which had effectively banned plastic bags on its territory. Kenya had already tried to ban the bags in 2007 and 2011, though without being successful. The first steps taken to address this issue included setting [...]

How can I reduce my plastic footprint?

At the University of Miami recent studies predict that unless action is taken by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. So what can we do to turn over a new page and reduce the plastic pollution which is crippling our planet? Over the last decade many major cities like, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington and San Diego revealed that their main aim is to help to shrink their ‘plastic footprint’, in order to reduce [...]

As plastic bags continue to harm the environment, Vicbag’s ecological range of bags provides the answer!

Each year an estimated 6 billion plastic bags are produced globally, of which a large proportion wind up at the bottom of the ocean and never biodegrade. Sea life is not the only environmental concern; landfills are becoming an increasing problem as they continue to contaminate our soil and water. The process of photo- degradation whereby plastic bags are chemically broken down and absorbed by the sunlight produces dangerous levels of contamination and plastic bags can take up to 1,000 [...]

March 2017

Vicbag Marocco

Vicbag opens a new office in Morocco

After opening an office in Belgium, the Vicbag Group continues to expand internationally with the opening of its 15th trade office in Morocco, its first office in Africa. Why choosing Morocco? First, it was the logical choice for Vicbag due to the fact it has enjoyed lasting partnerships with various large players within the local retail sector. As France, the distribution of disposable plastic bags has been banned since July 1st, 2016. Therefore, sales of reusable bags increased significantly there. In [...]

December 2016

When a shopping bag becomes a haute-couture dress

https://ilkar.blogspot.fr/2015/10/krista-siegfrids-in-shopping-bag-want.html?m=1\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nKrista Siegfrids, this name might sound familiar for some of you who follow the yearly Eurovision. Since her participation to The Voice and the Eurovision 2015, Krista Siegfrids has become a famous pop singer in Finland.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nLast year, she made a breathtaking appearance at a charity, wearing a dress made of a shopping reusable bag! If you are curious, just take a look! Right here, on her Instagram:\r\n\r\nhttps://www.instagram.com/p/9wCXV4nK9O/?taken-by=kristasiegfrids