Plastic or Paper?

Plastic or Paper?

Stephanie Kinnear
Jan 29, 2008

We've talked about this little dilemma before: paper or plastic?

Everyone knows by now that reusable tote bags are the preferred way of getting groceries home from the market; but, what do you do when you get to the store and you've forgotten your tote? Do you take paper or plastic?

We take paper, because we use the brown paper bags to gather our paper recycling.

However, on the heels of Whole Foods' decision to completely eliminate plastic bags from its stores, Ecogeek has a great post up about the paper vs. plastic debate.

He says that plastic bags are actually greener than paper, because they take less energy to produce and ship. But that doesn't seem to take into account the recyclability and reusability factor ... Does it?

What do you take? Paper or plastic?

image via Arbel Egger; filckr.com

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