Thursday, April 26, 2007

Paper or Plastic Bags - What is Better to Use?

Here is an excerpt from our Squidoo Lens "Reusable Bags - You Don't Need Paper or Plastic"

It's the age old shopping question: "Paper or Plastic?"
What is the answer? "Neither!"

Did you know that up to one trillion, that's 1,000,000,000,000, plastic bags are consumed every year worldwide.

So what? Well, consider this. Each year plastic shopping bags kill thousands of wild animals each year. Sea birds, sea turtles, whales, and seals often mistake the bags for jellyfish. They ingest the bags and then die of intestinal blockage.

Additional problems occur as many plastic bags clog drainage systems and sewer lines. This leads to increased flooding in many areas. Of further concern is the sheer cost of clean-up of the pollution from the bags alone.

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1 comment:

albina N muro said...

Rosella was our lotus birth baby. We had considered the idea with Kaelan, and I had even prepared a beautiful silk bag. personalised carrier bags