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Paper Bags or Plastic Bags? Everything You Need to Know : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Paper Bags or Plastic Bags? Everything You Need to Know : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Paper Bags or Plastic Bags? Everything You Need to Know Paper or plastic bags: which is better? It's an age old question, when it comes time to check out when grocery shopping: paper bag or plastic bag ? It seems like it should be an easy choice, but there's an incredible number of details and inputs hidden in each bag. From durability and reusability to life cycle costs, there's a lot more to each bag than meet the eye. Let's take a look behind the bags. Where do brown paper bags come from? Paper comes from trees -- lots and lots of trees. The logging industry, influenced by companies like Weyerhaeuser and Kimberly-Clark , is huge, and the process to get that paper bag to the grocery store is long, sordid and exacts a heavy toll on the planet. First, the trees are found, marked and felled in a process that all too often involves clear-cutting , resulting in massive habita...

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