Bag it—paper or plastic? activity
When the grocery clerk asks you “Paper or plastic?” do you think about the energy that was used to make those bags?
Take out a paper and pencil (remember to use both sides of the paper!) and write down all the ways you can think of that energy is used to make a paper bag. For example, logging trees to make paper bags uses big machinery that runs on fossil fuels. Then do the same for plastic bags.
After you finish your list, check yours against the one on the next page.
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