It’s Green Tip Tuesday!
How many times have you been in the grocery been asked “Do you want paper or plastic?” The answer may not be as clear as once thought.
Did you know that it takes more energy to make paper bags? The process also requires lots of water, not to mention trees!
So then is plastic better?
Plastic bags are made from oil and use an estimed 12 million barrels to produce the plastic used in the United States alone! Plus, once they are used, they can end up in bodies of water and harm the marine life.
So, which is it then… paper or plastic?
There are times when it is appropriate to use and there are times when it is better to use the other.
When to pick plastic:
When to choose paper:
If you want to avoid this mental debate with yourelf at the grocery checkout line, bring a reusable bag! You can check some out at www.reusablebags.com