Paper or Plastic - Jose Reyes Mar 17, 2008 Paper or...

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Jose Reyes Mar 17, 2008 Paper or Plastic? Ever since I can remember going to the grocery store I always heard the question paper or plastic? So which is really the best choice? Paper kills millions of trees, and it takes plastic hundreds of years to degrade. (“Shrinking Landfill”) Paper: According to MSNBC it takes “14 million trees for Paper bags…The production of paper bags creates 70 percent more air pollution than plastic.”(Thompson). So are we going to look at the pollution or the landfills to figure out whats better. “United States recycles only about 25 percent of the paper it consumes annually.” (“Shrinking Landfill”) If the U.S. were to recycle more of the paper all it would do is create more problems the pollution. Plastic: Even though plastic takes hundreds of years to degrade, “Only 3% of plastic waste is currently recycled. Recycled plastics can be used to manufacture everything from clothing to lumber.” (Shrinking Landfill). Msnbc says it takes “12 million barrels of oil
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