29 Jun '11, 4pm

The Truth Behind Plastic Bags:

The Truth Behind Plastic Bags:

I’ll be the first to admit that between my multiple jobs and busy family life I often find it difficult to lead a completely healthy and sustainable lifestyle despite my altruistic intentions. I have learned however that in spite of my active barely-have-time-to-eat-lunch lifestyle, there are hassle-free actions that I can integrate into my daily life that will reduce my carbon footprint and improve the quality of Mother Earth. One such action is to eliminate (or at least decrease) plastic bag usage. If you’re on the fence about eliminating plastic bags from your life, take into account that Americans use approximately 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps per year. That comes out to about 1,200 bags per resident in any given year. Typically, plastic is made from oil, which is a non-renewable energy source. In order to produce this staggering number of plastic bags, ap...

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