Paper vs Plastic

Feb 27, 2022
I remember when the push to save the planet was to make laws banning paper bags from the shopping districts and move to plastic to save trees.
Recently the push to save the planet was to ban the use of plastic bags in the shopping districts and make laws to use paper bags.

Can anyone clear this up for me ?
Mar 4, 2020
They sure did. I remember that, it was a big important policy. And sure did again. We have another important policy. Must have compliance. People didn't throw paper bags in the street, sewer or ocean. We all re-used them. There use to be a big paper bag home hobby system for that purpose. Like taking lunch to school. And all kinds of art and kite projects. Even bake turkeys in them.

Why? I'll bet my guess is very different than your guess.
Feb 27, 2022
First I thought money, then votes, then strength, then pollution, then Carbon footprint,

Then I realize, Weaved paper is stronger than plastic but paper is biodegradable, and Carbon is one of the least abundant Elements on the planet, which left votes and money, money is on paper and metal and plastic, votes are on paper and ink, counted by machines containing plastic, and now I'm all out of thoughts.

Being green is giving me the blues which means something or someone stole my yellow.
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May 8, 2022
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Mar 18, 2023
Paper vs Plastic is an excellent documentary that provides an in-depth look at the environmental issues surrounding the use of plastic and paper products. The film does an excellent job of presenting both sides of the argument and exploring the pros and cons of each material. The interviews with experts and activists provide a great insight into the debate and help to explain the complexities of the issue. The film also looks at the potential solutions to the problems posed by plastic and paper and how we can reduce our reliance on both materials.
Jun 12, 2023
The approach to saving the planet has evolved based on new information and a better understanding of the environmental impact. Initially, plastic bags were seen as a solution to reduce deforestation. However, it was later discovered that plastic bags contribute significantly to pollution and harm ecosystems.