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Paper manufacturing is a gigantic industry.  While the popular warring of paper vs. plastic bags continues it's probably more enlightening to take a step back and look at the big picture.  How big of a percentage do paper bags hold in the paper industry?  If you rack your brain of all the paper products you can think of I'm sure you'll hit some big ones.  For example, what about paper cups?  Huge businesses like Starbucks use millions of paper cups around the world, all of which are manufactured in a factory using paper.  Below is a link to a website that outlines the impact of paper manufacturing on our environment.  They illustrate the paper-making process and the energy, wood, water, and gas emissions of production.
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Vladmir Romanio
10/21/2011 03:32:26

this article does not give numbers on how much it cost to produce paper bags.

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angela
10/21/2011 03:33:14

thx einstein

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9/25/2012 02:10:14

Good post dude

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1/31/2016 01:06:18

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