Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Plastic vs. Canvas Bags

I think that stores need to start charging money for plastic bags. Many people have switched to using reusable canvas and fabric bags, but the plastic bag still remains an easy, convenient commodity and a lot of people simply won't go out of their way to change their habits. It's true that plastic bags are recyclable, but even recycling them uses some energy and resources that wouldn't be used if we just didn't use them in the first place. And all too often the plastic bags simply become litter because they are lightweight and can be easily swept around.

In regards to the video, Tim Minchin is a comedic genius and a favorite of mine for his sarcastic and intellectual humor.

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