The Multi-Use series is a category of non-disposable bags, which however may have a different life-cycle than typical reusable bags, in the sense that being usually manufactured from flexible film polyethylenes (or environmentally friendly amended materials of similar mechanical properties), they are susceptible to faster wear, and a more brief and controlled cycle which may include exchange with a new product at sales point (client returns to the supremarket the first purchased bag once its worn out, and the supermarket replaces it with a new one, while the old one is collected for recycling). Another option may include rewards of clients (through card-points or other incentives) who return the worn out bags for recycling. The concept of Bag for Life has been introduced in several countries, and is a model that covers a part of the market, in combination with disposable bags and reusable bags.
LDPE AND HDPE SEMI-REUSABLE BAGS
Polyethylene can be used to manufacture extra strong, over 50 microns bags, which are not in the category of disposable, but at the same time have a shorter lifespan and predicted cycle than conventional reusable bags.
NYLON AND PP T-SHIRT SEMI-REUSABLE BAGS
The so convenient shape of T-Shirt, used for decades for disposable carrier bags, now used to manufacture semi-reusable strong bags with easy to grab and carry handles. Bags are made from materials like Nylon or Polypropylene to enhance durability, and the bags remain in use for a multitude of shopping trips before recycling or else.
PAPER BASED SEMI REUSABLE BAGS
It has been negotiable whether paper based bags can really be reusable. Experience teaches that in some cases, carrier bags, if properly handled, can be used several times prior to recycling or disposal. Hence the concept of the semi-reusable paper based bag which, in parallel to its fast decomposition nature, can also be used several times under certain conditions.