Paper or Plastic?
The surprising answer? Neither.
Both paper and plastic contribute to global warming. Plastic, while being more durable than paper, is at the same time non-biodegradable. It takes years and years for a single plastic bag to disintegrate at a normal rate. Another method people use to get rid of plastic bags is by burning them, which releases harmful chemicals and only harms the ozone layer further.
Paper, though biodegradable, is made by processing tree fiber. The chemicals emitted by paper mills in the production of paper alone are more than enough to make up for its supposed “eco-friendliness”. Recycled paper goes through an even more energy-intensive process to create than plastic bags and regular paper bags. Thus, the idea that paper is better for the environment than plastic is actually a common misconception held by a surprisingly large number of people throughout the whole world.
Our answer to the question? Reusable bags.
If fifty households used reusable bags for a year, they would save thousands of disposable bags. SAC People’s designer reusable bags were created to encourage people to keep using their reusable bags – because not only are you making a statement with your fashionable bag, you’re also helping to make the world a better home for everyone.