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!