I always thought the use of paper bags would be more beneficial for the environment until I read this article about the impact of both paper and plastic on environment.
contrary to what most people think there are advantages of using plastic bags instead of paper bags.  Like paper, plastic can be recycled, and recycling process would require less energy for plastic than it is for paper.  Paper recycling requires the use of great amount of water and end result would be polluted water back into the environment.
please read this article which brings up important issues regarding use of paper and plastic.
Wynona Henderson
1/16/2014 01:14:11 am

I like plastic bags but once i found out i switched to paper. Plus paper i use for after i cook cookies i put them on paper to get all the grease out. I cant use plastic for cookies.that is just one of the many things you can do with paper.


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