Unformatted text preview: reconsidering purchasing quite a few of those to eliminate the use of plastic bags. My question is this, what happens to the majority of the paper bags that are used from the grocery store? Are they being recycled or just thrown away? I am sure there are similar numbers there but at least they can be recycled fairly cheap. The slide also informed me of the fact that we make these plastic bags from oil. Well we are in an oil crisis right now. Why aren’t we, as a country, banning the use of plastic bags for the simple reason to save oil? China saved 37 million barrels of oil in one year from banning plastic bags. They most likely saved a ton of money from not having to dispose of all those bags. Why haven’t we done this already? This class has put me in a “Go Green” attitude....
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- Spring '11
- Business, Grocery store, Names of large numbers, Safeway Inc., Bag-In-Box