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When you shop: Paper, Plastic or…Cloth!?

Instead of using “paper or plastic” at stores, try bringing your own re-usable cloth bag. They hold more, are more comfortable to carry, and don’t break, even if the milk leaks! Many stores will even give you a 5-25 cent credit for bringing your own bag…just ask.

Make a Real Difference:

  • Plastic bags and film wrappings account for over 40% of our plastic garbage (over 9.5 billion pounds/year) and a negligible amount is recycled. Most of it will be sitting in landfills for centuries…...
  • Paper is not necessarily better than plastic since 12 million tress are cut down to make the 10 billion paper bags we use annually.
  • In the US we use at least 100 billion plastic shopping bags each year which require 12 million barrels of oil to make.
  • If you are only buying one or two items at a store, tell them you don’t need a bag at all! Reducing our use of shopping bags will reduce the cost for stores, consumers, and the environment!

Resources:

www.reusethisbag.com
www.reuseit.com