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October 29, 2007


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Looking for Full Technical Analysis including NORMAL behavior

Wow! Way to go in NOT answering the question!
I expect MUCH BETTER from my Sierra Club.

How many trees are used for paper bags and how much energy for plastic bag production is irrelavent as those figures depend on how many items are made.

Paper bags can be reused just as easily as plastic bags: garbage bags, gift wrapping, temporary carrying bags, art projects, etc.
Reuse could be considered, but should be ignored for general consideration.

How about for X weight of groceries how many paper bags are used & how many plastic bags would be used for same weight (don't forget typical double bagging). Then calculate how many resources (materials, energy) are required (don't forget transportation costs), which of those impacts is more and less harmful.

And the same for Y volume of groceries.

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