Plastic Politics

Forbes, Steve
May 2007
Forbes Asia;5/21/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 9, p16
The article comments on the decision of the local government of San Francisco, California, to ban the use of standard plastic bags at supermarkets and pharmacies. The author states that paper bags cost 5 times as much as their plastic counterparts to produce. He adds that paper bags contribute to pollution because they require 4 times the energy to produce and almost 100 times the energy to recycle.


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