Jute, a natural fibre that can be used in many different areas, supplementing and/or replacing synthetics, has been receiving increasing attention from the industry. Their interests focus not only on the traditional uses of jute, but also on the production of other value-added products such as, pulp and paper, Geo textiles, composites and home textiles etc.
Jute is an annually renewable energy source with a high biomass production per unit land area. It is biodegradable and its products can be easily disposed without causing environmental hazards. The roots of jute plants play a vital role in increasing the fertility of the soil. By rotating with other crops like rice and potatoes, jute acts as a barrier to pest and diseases for others crops and provides also a substantial amount of nutrients to other crops in the form of organic matter and micro nutrients. Jute and kenaf have ecological adaptability, and can be grown on a range of soil types. They have a good tolerance to salinity, water stress and water logging. Agronomic ally, jute and kenaf have advantages as regards their resistance to climatic extremes, pests and diseases.
Jute plants have high carbon dioxide (CO2) assimilation rate and it clean the air by consuming large quantities of CO2, which is the main cause of the greenhouse effect. Theoretically, one hectare of jute plants can consume about 15 tons of CO2 from atmosphere and release about 11 tons of oxygen in the 100 days of the jute-growing season. Studies also show that the CO2 assimilation rate of jute is several times higher than that of trees. (Inagaki, 2000)
Jute is an annually grown plant mostly grown in Bangladesh and India. Jute fibre comes from the ribbon (outer skin) of the jute plant. Jute is one of the strongest natural fibers. The long staple fibre has high tensile strength and low extensibility and therefore very suitable for making shopping bags. Jute Bag Australia does not intend to introduce just another green bag in Australian market. It aims to provide a real and sustainable solution to the plasticepidemic, not just a stop-gap solution like the existing green bags. The so called environment friendly green bags are reusable and recyclable but not biodegradable. These green bags are made of polypropylene- a fossil fuel-based plastic which is a by product of oil refining.
Features of jute shopping bags:
* Made from natural jute fibre.
* 100% biodegradable.
* At the end of its life when jute bags are left to rot on the ground they increase the fertility of land. Expired jute bags could probably be used as mulch for landscaping or as Geo-textiles to increase fertility of arid lands.
* Recyclable and reusable ( can be used for long time).
* Very strong and therefore able to carry lot of load.
* Can be made indifferent shapes, designs and colours.
* Company logos and messages could be printed on the bags.
* Not too heavy or thick compared to existing green bags.
The whole process, starting from seeding the jute plants to making the bags, does not require any heavy processing and therefore does not emit any significant amount of carbon into the air. On the contrary, Jute plants have high carbon dioxide (CO2) assimilation rate and it clean the air by consuming large quantities of CO2, which is the main cause of the greenhouse effect. One hectare of jute plants can consume up to 15 tons of CO2 from atmosphere and release about 11 tons of oxygen in the 100 days of the jute-growing season. http://www.jute.org/environment.htm
The Jute plant is one of India’s biggest exports, and for good reason.The versatility of the plant rivals only cotton in its range of applications across many industries, from food to textiles to wood. It is the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton, in terms of usage, global consumption,production, and availability.
* Jute fibre is strong, durable and highly tensile. This makes for tough products, and the fibres can also be re-purposed from old products into new products.
* Jute’s adaptability means that it can be blended with other fibres such as cotton or wool to create hybrid materials.
* Jute not only breaks down naturally, it acts as a fertiliser when it degrades, enriching the soil it is disposed in.
* Jute is 100% biodegradable is a long, soft vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads
* grows quickly and abundantly and has very low environmental impact used in many ways since ancient times
* Jute is a insulating fiber and this is why it can be used to make cloth which would be used in electrical works.
* Temperature is passed in this fiber slowly because of the low thermal conductivity.
* Moisture Regain properties is good enough (about 13.75%).
* Produce no irritation in skin.
* Tensile strength is high.
* Jute Fabric is highly breathable and comfortable to use.
* Can be widely used in Agriculture Sector, Textile Sector, Woven Sector,Non woven Sector.
* Jute Fibre can be blended with Natural and Synthetic fibers.
* Jute is a hardy, rain-fed crop with little need for fertilizer or pesticides, good for the land. It is typically grown as an off-season crop that supplements growers’ income, good for farming communities. Everyone wins.
* Jute can meet most of the world’s need for wood, as an alternative material it helps prevent ongoing deforestation by industrialisation.
*It saves money. We automatically find opportunities to start saving, by understanding how we waste things.
*It reduces your tax bill - climate change levy, landfill tax and more to come - need we say more?
* It can prevent prosecution for you and your suppliers, allowing you to get on with your business uninterrupted.
* It's good PR and adds value to your products and services.
* It opens up new opportunities to collaborate,develop products and keep stakeholders happy and confident.
* It's a responsibility and some say a pleasure to preserve economic, social and environmental well being so that you and your children have an equal chance to provide for yourselves now and in the future.
Bozy is delighted to take the opportunity to introduce stylish home and personal products in market. The specialty of the products is eco-friendly; is also promising change the elegance in the fashion industry with the concept of rooted in the well-enumerated theories of natural capital, the Eco-Economy and Cradle-to-Cradle Design. The products are not just efficient but essentially waste free.
Bozy established in 2007 now located at Sydney, Australia. It is an authentic house of production focusing on eco-friendly bags, shoes and cloths, stylish home and fabrics’ lines. Its service is geared completely to the needs of the fashion hunger population in around the world. It has phenomenon and modified selection of stylish product range that fits to Australian fashion oriented and environment apprehensive requirements. Its ultimate goal is to work as a one stop solution centre from beach to business for all customers’ fashion appetite.
As its main motto is to promote products that environment friendly and sustainable, so it’ll be using mostly biodegradable fabrics, natural and reusable material to make products. With the co-operation of cottage industry of fifteen manufacturers and few hundred artisans from Bangladesh it will make sure customer always get the best products and services and artisans get their fair share. There will be option to support and sell similar trend product line from other manufacturers too.