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

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Comments on: "Paper or Plastic?" (2)

  1. Don Larson said:

    I’d like to see the plastic bag mat in the Pacific Ocean reduced in size… maybe we need to have a sailing contest…… see who can sail out to the bag mat return to shore with their holds filled with plastic bags to recycle in some other way than floating around in the Pacific.
    ~ Your friend Don Larson from Common Ground. P.S. Check out my blog… culinarygardener.wordpress.com

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