January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023

Which is More Environmentally Friendly, Paper Bags or Plastic Bags?

Do you usually use paper bags or plastic bags? Every time we go shopping, we may ask ourselves this question. Considering the advantages and disadvantages of paper bags and plastic bags, even some environmentalists are confused about this simple choice. Experts say that the raw material of paper bags is wood, and plastic bags are crude oil. In order to make the shopping bags that Americans use every year, they need to consume 14 million trees, or 12 million barrels of oil. The production of paper bags causes 70% more air pollution than the production of plastic bags. But once plastic bags are produced, they are hard to decompose naturally. They can last for hundreds or even thousands of years.

Whether it is paper bags or plastic bags, environmentalists advocate the same thing: recycling them. The truth however is that paper requires a lot more energy to be recycled than plastic as it weighs more. The stress of recycling this extra weight also leads to a much greater expenditure of greenhouse gases by recycling plants. Research and studies have been done to discover that paper tends to have a more negative impact on the environment than plastic.

Many life cycle assessments state that conventional plastic bags are better for the environment than paper bags.

From the above comparison, it can be clearly seen that plastic bags are much better than paper bags. Before you decide to buy any plastic bag making machine for your enterprise, Please contact our professionals at Chovyting machinery for more information on choosing the right equipment.

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