the glass as well as saving money from getting raw materials.10.a.According to the EcoBilan Carrefour Life Cycle Assessment, paper bag manufacture consumes 2.2 times more non-renewable energy than that of of plastic bags. Additionally, paper bag manufacture releases 3.1 more greenhouse gases and 2.7 times more acid gases than that of plastic bags, which makes sense considering places densely populated with trees are carbon sinks, which much be destroyed for paper to be made. This contributes to land use. Paper consumes 4.7 times more water in its manufacture than plastic does, but plastic ending up in waterways is much worse than paper. Paper bags generate 80% more solid waste than the manufacture of plastic. The total cost for masking paper is higher than plastic, considering diesel usage in transport, and shipping. b.Paper bags are typically recycled more, while plastic bags are typically reused more because of their tearable versus stretchy materials. They are also less beneficial than plastic when it comes to landfill volume, because plastic can be compressed. Despite this, paper is more biodegradable than plastic.c.Two alternatives for paper and plastic bags are woven tote bags or keeping groceries in shopping carts until leaving, like at aldi's. These ways are reusable and can be used every shopping trip.