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Paper or Plastic: Which Bags Hurt the Environment More?

Paper vs. plastic bags: You’d think this fight would have been settled by now. But as Trace explains, for cities around the world, the fight is more complicated than you’d think.

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Do Bans on Plastic Grocery Bags Save Cities Money?

Consumers choose plastic bags far more often than paper or reusable bags to carry their purchases. Consumers like the fact that compared to paper and reusable bags, plastic bags
are lightweight, strong, flexible and moisture resistant.

Plastic Bag Bans ‘Hurt the Environment,’ Study Says

“Plastic bag bans don’t decrease costs for cities and hurt the environment, according to a study from the National Center for Policy Analysis.”

The Country That Bans Plastic Bags

“When you suffer a genocide as a people or a nation it can empower you to achieve extraordinary things. It gives you a rare, not to say unique, opportunity to start again.”

Bangladesh to ban plastic bags in capital city

From the beginning of January 2002, the Bangladesh government is banning the use of plastic bags in Dhaka, its third attempt to carry out such legislation. Currently, 9.3 million plastic bags are dumped in the city every day, with only 10-15% put in dustbins.”

How banning plastic bags helped clean up Rwanda

“As Kenya’s residents side-step water gushing from clogged drains, inhale toxic fumes from the burning of plastics and watch livestock choke to death as a result of ingesting plastic paper bags; they do so in unison with most of Africa.”

The Country That Bans Plastic Bags

“When you suffer a genocide as a people or a nation it can empower you to achieve extraordinary things. It gives you a rare, not to say unique, opportunity to start again.”

Are Plastic Grocery Bags Sacking the Environment?



“The “paper or plastic” conundrum that vexed earnest shoppers throughout the 1980s and 90s is largely moot today. Most grocery store baggers don’t bother to ask anymore.”

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