Do reusable bags really help?

10.19.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Recently more and more stores have been offering reusable bags to their costumers. They claim to be helping the environment but how much do they really help? Research shows that even though these bags might be made from recycled material some of them need to travel miles to get to the stores they are sold at. This wastes more fuel and more fossil fuels need to be burned. Another problem found with reusable bags is actually using them. I think everyone who has ever used these bags has been guilty of forgetting them at home or in the car. I always thought that reusing plastic bags would make a big difference, but over all reusable bags won’t do much to help the environment.

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111672574

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