Anyone who shops in America knows what a plastic bag is

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Anyone who shops in America knows what a plastic bagis. Any red- blooded American shopper knows , fromeither personal experience, or from witnessing thepacking requests of those preceding them in line, thatanyone can have as many plastic bags as their heartsdesire. One birthday card, plastic bagged, onenewspaper, plastic bagged, one plastic bag, plasticbagged, its not unusual to see people request tripleplastic bags to cart off one box of papered cereal. Yes, the plastic bag has become a staple in the lifeof the American shopper. As a matter of fact, plasticbags, and the problems they create, are popping up allover the planet. The ubiquitous, user-friendly plasticbag is fast becoming, not so friendly, for some verygood reasons. Like anything that creates controversyand problems, there are two sides to the argument. Like so many other arguments, this one has to do withthe environment and the dollar signs, and of coursethe piggy in the middle, the American Consumer. The facts are the facts, but according to who statesthose facts , the solutions are varied. There is astrong lobby to keep the plastic bag industry going,and the concerns can be legitimized by the fact thatthere are many people whose livlihoods
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course GEOL 108Lg taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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