Reusable vs. Disposable Grocery Bags

grocery bag for the red radishWhen you shop at the grocery store, is it better to bring your own reusable bags, or to get disposable paper or plastic bags at the checkout? Are reusable bags worth the bother?

Disposable plastic bags very harmful for the environment. Crude oil is the non-renewable material used to make plastic. Crude oil is a problem both at the production and elimination level: it creates a tremendous amount of pollution in manufacturing the bags, and will take centuries to biodegrade. Whether or not you reuse or “recycle” plastic bags, they are a plastic that’s not going anywhere. They blow around landfills. [Read more…]

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