Energy used in production of Plastic/Paper Bags

Here is a excellent link that offers information about the energy waste caused by producing so many plastic bags.  Check out the sections under Other Facts **Why paper is no better than plastic, **Impact on Oceans, **Environmental Impact.

They mention paper bags use 4 times as much energy to produce than plastic.  Also, only 1-3% of all plastic bags actually get recycled, which also consumes energy to do.  The impact they have on the ocean must be the worst part.    

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