1. Plastic bags, while they do indeed have many uses such as carrying groceries and using to pick up after your pet while walking is rather dangerous for the environment. As harmless as plastic products may seem, the almost embarassing amount of litter caused by plastic products potentially endangers our world in areas of wildlife, wild lands, and even in clean air every single day. Plastic bags in fact are causing such a problem that as of July 2008, there will be a world wide ban of plastic bags. The only way you will be able to recieve a plastic bag is by paying a 10 to 15 cent charge per bag depending on where you are shopping. Stores such as Ikea are already starting their bag charge.
2. Paper bags, are yes, definitely much more environmentally conscious than plastic, however, not only are you still cutting down trees in order to make the bags, but paper bags are more expensive to be produced therefore stores try to discourage the useage of them. With plastic bags outlawed soon, leaving paper as the only option, it means that the cost to make the bags could potentially raise prices in stores in order to keep the budget even. Again, while they are much more environmentally friendly, they still aren't the best solution. It's even in talks to ban paper bags eventually as well.
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