New Earth Eco-Friendly Washable Paper Bags
Here's the thing. Paper bags have some advantages over plastic bags when it comes to sustainability. they are easier to recycle, and, because they are biodegradable, they can be used for purposes like composting.
However, paper is very resource-heavy to produce: manufacturing a paper bag takes about four times as much energy as it takes to produce a plastic bag, plus the chemicals and fertilizers used in producing paper bags create additional harm to the environment.
Studies have shown that, for a paper bag to neutralize its environmental impact compared to plastic, it would have to be used anywhere from three to 43 times. Since paper bags are the least durable of all the bagging options, it is unlikely that a person would get enough use out of any one bag to even out the environmental impact. The biggest positive impact of reusable bags is that the use of it cuts down on the amount of litter on land and in the ocean.
Here comes the dilemma: Have we really found that one reusable bag you'll use for years? Many come that don't quite fit our style so what do we end up doing? We lookfor something nicer, therefore, we tend to keep buying.