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9 Things You Can Give Up for Lent That Will Help the Environment

9 Things You Can Give Up for Lent That Will Help the Environment

Give Up Plastic (and Paper) Bags reusable bag, groceries, nrdc, new years resolutions, tips, simple steps, lent canvas shopping bag with groceries Cost: $1 Do you opt for paper or plastic when at the grocery store? Neither is a good choice. Twelve million barrels of oil were used to make the 88.5 billion plastic bags consumed in the United States last year. And it takes four times more energy to make paper bags. The best choice is reusable shopping bags made of cotton, nylon or durable, mesh-like plastic. Put a few reusable shopping bags in your car so you have them handy on your next shopping trip. And if you happen to forget your reusable bag (as we all do!), choose paper if you will recycle it or plastic if you will reuse or recycle it.

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