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ALL INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED AND ARTICLES ARE ATTACHED. MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS environmental_controversy_assignment_0.docx Environmental Controversy - Waste and Human Health This week's environmental controversy is centered on waste and human health. It addresses the question, should consumers have to pay for plastic or paper bags at grocery and other stores? Using the references below , write a 2 paragraph response to the questions posed to you. Remember to cite your sources using APA. Background Information Your textbook discusses the controversies associated with requiring consumers to pay for plastic and paper bags at their supermarkets and other stores. Advocates of the consumer pay system argue that bags are harmful to the environment and that under this system people would be encouraged to buy cloth bags or other reusable containers. Critics reply that many supermarkets already have drop bins for recycling old bags. They also argue that instead of making consumers pay for bags, individuals that provide their own bags should be given discounts from the store. References
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Use these references to help answer the questions that follow. You may want to also search the Internet for additional resources. Query, S. (2007). Paper or Plastic. E - The Environmental Magazine, 18(6), 22. Link to article Bob Condor. (21 March). New plastic bags that dispose of themselves! Knight Ridder Tribune News Service,1. Link to article Questions Based on what you have read, do you believe that consumers should have to pay for plastic or paper bags at grocery and other stores? What arguments most influenced your decision? How would you explain your position to someone who disagrees with you? The 2 Articles will be attached with the assignment for you. new_plastic_bags_that_dispose_of_themselves_article_0.doc x New plastic bags that dispose of themselves! Condor, Bob . Knight Ridder Tribune News Service [Washington] 21 Mar 2003: 1. 1. Full text 2. Abstract/Details Abstract [Bicknell] has contracted with a manufacturer to make
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kitchen bags, larger 40-gallon bags and dog poop bags. Each product is made with durable plastic and a chemical additive that activates once the bag is exposed to the methane gases that develop in a typical landfill. She said there would be "zero" toxic residues as the bag breaks down. "We've done some charity events in Hollywood, such as one for an animal shelter," Bicknell said. "People loved the dog pickup bags and the whole idea of biodegradable bags that are still strong enough to hold the garbage." Vegetarian chicken drumsticks; tofu kielbasa and beer brats; meatless chicken-style strips for salads; super-sized containers of juice smoothies; Japanese-bento box-style filet of salmon frozen dinner; 100 percent pomegranate juice (due in major Chicago supermarkets this summer, selling fast in southern California); 100 percent blueberry juice (look for individual juice boxes in Chicago during the coming months); red tea products claiming more antioxidants than green tea
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