FOUR EASY STEPS TO GOING GREEN
- Bag Battle. // Weekly Reader News - Senior;10/9/2009, Vol. 88 Issue 5, p3
The article presents opposing views on the issue of whether or not the people should pay an additional 20 cents for every plastic or paper bag used at supermarkets and drugstores. One supporter of the bag tax says that shoppers would be encouraged to use reusable bags instead, making it better...
- The Bag Rustlers. Clark, Margie // North & South;Feb2006, Issue 239, p23
The article discusses the efforts of Collingwood town to be New Zealand's first plastic bag-free place. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own cloth bags, baskets and boxes and retailers offer alternatives ranging from newspaper and paper bags to simply nothing at all. Spurred into action a...
- SPLIT DECISION. Tucker, Reed // Fortune;4/2/2001, Vol. 143 Issue 7, p38
Discusses the decision of paper versus plastic for grocery bags. Environmental effects of paper bags, including deforestation and ruined habitats; Release of carbon dioxide during the production of plastic bags which do not biodegrade; Suggestion of a canvas tote as the best option.
- Ban Plastic Bags? // Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6;3/10/2008, Vol. 76 Issue 18, p7
The article presents opposing views on the banning of plastic bags. Some stores have opted to offer paper bags to customers instead of plastic shopping bags. Sara Glinski of New York says plastic bags pollute the Earth and can harm animals, and most people do not throw away plastic bags...
- PAPER OR PLASTIC? McCord, J. M. // Audubon;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 106 Issue 4, p18
Discusses the benefits of and damages obtained from using paper or plastic bags in the U.S. Estimated grocery bags used per year.
- PAPER OR PLASTIC? // Science World;4/21/2008, Vol. 64 Issue 13, p14
The article provides information to learn whether to use paper bags over plastic bags, the process of production used for paper and plastic bags, how they contribute to pollution, and how they can be recycled.
- Plastic Bag Ban Passes in Ojai, CA; Joins 44 Similar Bans Throughout State. // Solid Waste Report;4/20/2012, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p5
The article discusses the ban on single-use plastic bags and a 10-cent fee on all paper bags passed by the city of Ojai, California.
- Massachusetts Disposable Bag Use Drops By 25%. // Solid Waste Report;8/12/2010, Vol. 41 Issue 15, p8
The article reports on a decline in the use of disposable plastic and paper bag in Massachusetts, as indicated in a report released by the Massachusetts Food Association and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in August 2010.
- Paper, Plastic or Prada? McLaughlin, Lisa // Time International (Atlantic Edition);8/27/2007, Vol. 170 Issue 8, p35
The article discusses expensive designer shopping bags which are intended to benefit the environment by reducing the use of disposable plastic bags. The environmental damage caused by the billions of plastic bags which are not recycled is noted, as are fears that a reduction in the use of...