Question by  Joe67 (46)

Are cloth bags really better for the environment?


Answer by  Karjoy (39)

Using Cloth bags are better for the environment because they are reusable. Another plus for using cloth bags is that they are biodegradable.


Answer by  TV (305)

Yes they are. It takes almost 12 million barrels of oil to produce the millions upon millions of plastic bags used each year in the U.S. Also, close to 100,000 marine animals die every year when they ingest plastic bags that they mistake for food. Plastic bags can clog sewers and drains.


Answer by  km8738 (1917)

Absolutely, mainly due to their durability. While it may require more resources to create that bag, as opposed to a paper or plastic bag, the cloth bag will make up for its shortcomings in just a couple weeks of use. As long as you don't get a new cloth bag every other week, they outdue the competition.


Answer by  Lisalo (26)

Not really, as they can also be dangerous and plastics are not such a problem anyways. Also, the fact that, on occasion, those plastic bags need to be paid for means that money needs to be put into circulation, and that money is made out of finite resources (eg. metal) with pollutant techniques.

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