Why do people keep making comments on here about PAPER bags replacing plastic bags. A lot of it is cloth bags replacing plastic bags in NZ?
- audreyLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Cloth bags are germy. They need washed every time you use them. I bought 3 of them and they're tossed in the trunk of my car. I never bother with them.
- engineer01Lv 56 months ago
How nice for you in NZ that cloth bags are coming into use! But in other countries, cloth bags are not as commonly made available as paper and plastic bags are, because the paper and plastic ones are cheap to make and distribute.
- FLv 66 months ago
Reusing is far more effective than recycling which in a lot of cases is just a "seen to be green" exercise. Paper bags are not the answer, they cannot be reused, they consume trees (which are probably our best defence against climate change) and transport costs and fuel to get them to the shops, outweighs any "green" advantages over plastics.
- AlexLv 46 months ago
There are some wonderful stores that want people to bring their own bags and some use cloth bags. When I get plastic bags from the store I use them to put my garbage in so nothing is wasted as much as possible. New Zealand is in the UK and they are very environmentally conscious and is a good idea to be nice to English people because they are very smart. The United States should follow some of their fine examples.
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- BillLv 76 months ago
Nobody cares what happens in NZ, unless Peter Jackson is making another film.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Because we exercise the right of free speech