Archive for January, 2011

Paper or Plastic?

This is not an easy one.  Although I encourage the recognition that what’s inside the bag probably has a much larger impact on the environment compared to the bag http://www.met.sjsu.edu/~cordero/gn/videos.html#bag, the issue of too many bags is real in our society.  The answer to paper or plastic depends on what you are looking at.  Carbon emissions, landfill, waste to oceans, personal health. But certainly, plastic stays around a long time.  I’d ultimately encourage reusable bags, preferably made of recycled plastic or organic cotton. Here is something good for the supermarket and all the fresh veggies and fruits we get.  Check these cool bags – could even be made using old clothes if you know how to sew!  A good new film on the subject of plastic bags is ‘Bag It’, it’s quite a film!

-GN

Questions?

The subject of climate change is challenging and complex, yet full of fun surprises.  Although I’ve studied for many years, the science and solutions keep evolving in ways that inspire me to want to learn more and more each day.  Let’s make this blog a place where we can share knowledge and explore new solutions for managing our climate in the future.  I look forward to any questions or comments you may have.

-GN

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