Pulp Mill

A picture of a pulp mill in Finland.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) are pollutants generated during the paper manufacturing process. More Information

Here we can see kraft paper being turned into paper bags in this photo from China.

A stack of paper bags.  Due to their thickness, they take a up a significant amount of volume both in storage as well as in the trucks during transport.

This means that compared to plastic or reusable bags there is an increased cost in transportation, both in terms of dollars as well as the environmental impact of more trucks on the road.