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I believe when placed with a choice I would chose plastic. It is the better choice in my opinion. The first reason is because plastic doesn't take water. When you make paper you use thousands of gallons of water. When you make plastic it takes more energy. Plastic a byproduct of oil refining and it takes 4% of the total world oil production. The paper can be recycled but it takes energy to recycle. The paper can also go to the landfill. The plastic goes to the landfills since it doesn't get recycled. According to the EPA Americans recycle 0.6% of the plastic bags and 19.4% paper begs. So the topics and reasons why are close but in the end plastic wins. This is why I believe if you don't use your own bags then the better choice is plastic.
Article posted January 7, 2008 at 12:27 PM •
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Marilyn, Nice article. I thought you did a very good job of explaining your topic. You included some great facts. I like the one about how much water is used in making each product. The only thing I thought you could have done better is added more information. Other than that great job!
Comment Posted on January 17, 2008 at 01:03 PM by
Nice job. I liked all of your details because it was useful information. However, I think you could have spent more time on making it flow better and I found a spelling error.
Comment Posted on January 14, 2008 at 07:06 PM by
Nice article, Marilyn! You have mentioned some interesting facts. However, you could include some more. Do you always pick plastic?
Comment Posted on January 11, 2008 at 01:10 PM by
You did a good job on explaining why you picked plastic and had good statistics to back it up. I seen that you had a spelling error, spell check!
Comment Posted on January 11, 2008 at 09:48 AM by
Nice job Mary. My only question is what supplies the energy to recycle? Is it renewable energy or is it non-renewable? For example does coal or oil supply the energy or is if water? If its renewable then why is it bad to use energy to recycle? Nice job!
Comment Posted on January 10, 2008 at 12:10 PM by
Good job, Marilyn. I like how you explained your reasoning with statistics. It's always a touch choice whether to choose paper or plastic!
Comment Posted on January 8, 2008 at 01:07 PM by
Great job! I think that you did a god job at putting your collected data into words. You described both of the topics very well, and made it a tough decision to choose between paper and plastic. Good Good!!
Comment Posted on January 8, 2008 at 12:08 PM by
Nice end statement! A few more statistics would help. Both use water to cool down machines. It is a tough choice - one that can be see in your writing!
Comment Posted on January 8, 2008 at 09:24 AM by
This is good. It's got good information and you prove your point pretty well. I'm not sure which one I would pick, but now I'm leaning more toward plastic. When you make paper bags, you use trees, so my question is do you know how many trees it takes to make 1 bag? How many trees are cut down each year to make paper bags throughout the world?
These may be stupid questions, but I'm just curious. Anyway, good job.
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