So which would you choose – plastic or paper?
It is becoming a question that has created huge debate; when it comes to packing your grocery shopping, would you choose a paper or plastic bag? It seems like it should be an easy choice, but there are a lot of positive and negative aspects associated with each type of bag. From durability and re-usability to life-cycle costs, there’s a lot more to paper and plastic bags than meets the eye. Let’s take a look at the way each bag affects the environment. Continue reading
Growing environmental awareness has given rise once again to the Plastic versus Paper debate. Businesses are being asked to work hand in hand with environmental bodies yet are on a constant quest to keep prices down for the consumer. On average per household, a plastic bag cost 15c compared to a paper bag which costs 35c.
Everywhere we are being encouraged to resist the use of plastic bags which “poison the environment” and use paper bags instead! This campaign is largely fuelled by the ignorance of federal, state and local governments regarding plastic recycling and the consumers themselves not understanding the recycling process.
Education at all levels will help us “close the loop”, preventing plastic bags escaping in to our environment. Instead, they can be turned into valuable and re-usable resources beneficial to our society.
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Plastic bags are cheap, hygienic and functional products that are often reused. Provided they do not end up as litter, they have very little effect on the environment. Carbon that was stored in gas deposits ends up being stored in landfill sites. Continue reading
Do you know that Speedway Plastic bags also offers environmentally friendly bags.
What makes our Eco-Pure treated bags revolutionary is, unlike all other biodegradable bags, our bags are food contact grade and most of all it does not have a shelf life limitation. It not only retains the current characteristics of poly bags, but gain the added benefit of being biodegradable at the end of their useful lifetime when disposed of in a microbial rich environment such as landfill. Eco-Pure treated bags take a fraction of the many years traditional plastics take to biodegrade. Continue reading