An increasing number of countries, states and local governments are introducing legislation that aim to ban plastic or paper bags. When looking at the options of using either paper or a plastic bag- which is the better choice?
It seems like it should be easy to decide however, there is an incredible number of details and inputs hidden in each bag type. When looking at the better choice, it is important to take all aspects into account. This does not simply mean how the bags are disposed of, or how long they take to decompose. Instead the life cycle needs to be considered, which includes looking at how bags are made, raw materials, energy used and how they are later disposed of. In reality, both paper and plastic bags gobble up natural resources and cause pollution.
We believe however, that paper bags clearly differentiate from plastic bags and are the best environmental option.