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Published on November 3, 2008

Author: tiffanyallemand

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Paper or Plastic? : Paper or Plastic? Why the Answer is Neither! Paper Versus Plastic : Paper Versus Plastic Paper Bags Plastic Bags 60% more energy to produce 80% more solid waste 70 times more air pollutants 50 times more water pollutants Plastic never fully decomposes Broken down substances cannot be converted by any known organisms and remain in landfills, rivers, and oceans 89% of waste observed in a 1988 survey of the North Pacific Ocean Sea Life and Birds being directly affected Slide 3: Source: Reusablebags.com Slide 4: Source: Reusablebags.com Slide 5: Source: Reusablebags.com Slide 6: Source: Reusablebags.com Slide 7: Source: Reusablebags.com Slide 8: Source: Treehugger The Alternatives : The Alternatives Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Carry reusable cloth or canvas bags Learn to say “no thanks” when you do not need a bag Keep a cardboard box or two in your car’s trunk and load them directly from your shopping cart Reuse paper or plastic bags for several trips Recycle them! Tie them into knots so that they won’t balloon and fly into the air, causing litter The Alternatives : The Alternatives If just every New York resident reduced their consumption of just one bag per year, it would reduce waste by 5 million pounds and save $250,000 in disposal costs! -Reported by the Sierra Club Cloth or Canvas Bags: The Additional Benefits : Cloth or Canvas Bags: The Additional Benefits Sturdy, will not break apart Ability to hold more than plastic bags Easier to transport groceries Inspires others Packing Groceries: A Perspective : Packing Groceries: A Perspective 4 Boxed Goods, 3 Veggies, 1 Bottle, 6 Frozen Goods, 9 Canned Foods, 1 Jar Packing Groceries: A Perspective : Packing Groceries: A Perspective 4 Plastic Bags Packing Groceries: A Perspective : Packing Groceries: A Perspective One Canvas Bag

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