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>Plastic vs. Paper vs. Reusable cloth bags

March 18, 2011

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I am getting absolutely SICK of these new articles that say plastic bags are more environmentally friendly than paper.

Can infants/toddlers and animals get caught in plastic and suffocate? Less likely.

Does plastic degrade in the environment? Not for hundreds if not thousands of years. (Nobody knows—they’ve only been around for half a century)
Not to mention, the only locations that recycle plastic bags are usually grocery stores. You know where you can recycle paper bags? Anywhere that takes paper.

This article and many others state that, “The findings of the report suggest that, in order to balance out the tiny impact of each lightweight plastic bag, consumers would have to use the same cotton bag every working day for a year, or use paper bags at least thrice rather than sticking them in the bin or recycling.”


Oh thats funny, because I HAVE been using my reusable bags for over a year. I DO reuse paper bags until they rip or something and then I recycle them. People act like these actions are too inconvenient and stressful, when really, it’s so simple I don’t even think about it anymore.
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