Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Don't Trash Nevada

They are even talking about it now in Las Vegas:

Paper or Plastic?

Dec. 2, 2006
Las Vegas

It's a common question. We thought we were doing good things when plastic grocery bags came out. After all, those plastic bags consume 40% less energy to produce and generate 80% less solid waste than paper bags. The bad news is that one of those plastic bags will last on the side of the road for about 1,000 years, as opposed to about a month for a paper bag. Don't Trash Nevada provided me with some interesting data about the paper vs. plastic dilemma...