Sunday, February 22, 2009

Reusable Shopping Bags

Plastic or paper? The truth is, the statistics on both types of bags are disturbing.

According to the National Geographic News, between 500 billion and one trillion plastic grocery bags are consumed worldwide each year. In the United State alone, 12 million barrels of oil are required to produce enough plastic bags to appease our needs.

Well paper must be better, right? Actually producing paper bags requires more energy and creates more air and water pollution than producing plastic bags. Recycling paper is much more energy-intensive than recycling plastic and we are cutting down millions of trees to create those paper grocery bags.

Plastic or paper? At first glance the alternatives seem less than convenient. But after finding some easy solutions: Reusable Shopping Bags.

Now we’re saying “neither thanks” to “plastic or paper?”

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