For a long time, paper bags were considered a more environmental alternative. However, consider their whole life cycle and you find a different story.
Still, overall, disposable paper bags are as questionable as disposable plastic bags when you look at the bigger picture. Take a look at paper bag manufacturing, usage, and even disposal problems.
We often think of paper bags as a better alternative for the environment, and no doubt, there are some benefits. They are biodegradable. They don’t threaten marine animals if they end up in our oceans. They are easier to recycle than plastic bags.
You will see why they are not a better choice.
Compared to plastic, making a paper bag:
- emits 51% more global warming gasses
- creates 50 times more water pollution
- uses 4 times more raw materials
- consumes 2 times more energy
Every government study has shown reusable bags to be by far the best choice for the environment.
Help keep our forests green and use paper shopping bags !
Request information about how easy you can get bags for your business, school or group today.