Wednesday, July 30, 2008

reusable bags are the way forward!

I am so unimpressed by the New York Times and John Tierney's article, 10 Things to Scratch From Your Worry List.

Read #5 on the list:

5. Evil plastic bags. Take it from the Environmental Protection Agency : paper bags are not better for the environment than plastic bags. If anything, the evidence from life-cycle analyses favors plastic bags. They require much less energy — and greenhouse emissions — to manufacture, ship and recycle. They generate less air and water pollution. And they take up much less space in landfills.

False--we still need to do something about evil plastic bags! Just ask any sea turtle. Just ask the Pacific Garbage Patch. Why they set this item up as a an either/or scenario between paper and plastic is beyond me.

Reusable bags are the way forward! get with the program!


plasticfreenyc said...

Check out Comment #172!

plasticfreela said...

THANK YOU Kerry! I can't believe that was printed.

plasticfreenyc said...

i know, nytimes readers are fuming! there are hundreds of comments about the plastic bags. i love that people are riled up about it.