07 Jan '12, 3pm

Recycled Plastic Vs. Hybrid Corn/Plastic - Which One Makes A Better Trash Bag? #green

I don’t have all that much trash (family of 3, so 1 bag a month doesn’t amount to much. 1. I avoid buying anything in a container I can’t reuse, recycle or compost. My small town has recycling for the usual items and once a month I take a trip to the “big city” where I can recycle things like batteries, styrofoam, appliances etc. 2. I use whatever bags are least expensive a few times to carry recycling until they start looking old, then I use one of them for what little real trash that goes to the landfill. Even if it is ‘new’ plastic, it isn’t new by the time I throw it in the landfill. 3. I don’t buy the corn/biodegradeable products – 1 bag a month doesn’t amount to all that much compared to what people in my area throw away. Even if it takes 500 years to decompose, I doubt future archaeologists will ever find my little bag in with all their trash.

Full article: http://www.thegoodhuman.com/2008/09/30/recycled-plastic-v...

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