Paper v.s. Plastic

By Brooklynn Bowen

Why should we use paper bags instead of plastic bags? Paper bags are decomposable. Paper bags can be recycled also paper bags don't hurt the environment. Paper bags can be made into many different things. Plastic bags, on the other hand, can hurt the environment severely. Plastic bags become litter on the street also plastic bags get stuck in things like trees.
Paper bags don't hurt the environment. Many states in the U.S.A are trying to cut back on how much plastic bags are being used. In parts and of Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Iowa, North Carolina, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Rode Island are starting to take charge in not using plastic bags. Using paper bags will cut down on garbage, it will also protect oceans and wildlife.
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Did you know that paper bags can be recycled? When people recycle paper bags they are helping the environment for everyone and everything. When paper bags are recycled they are made into many new different things. When people recycle paper bags it is almost like giving something another chance at life!
Paper bags are decomposable. Paper bags decompose over time. In order for a paper bag to decompose in needs to be wet, but once it is wet it will decompose very quickly. Plastic bags can take up to a thousand years to decompose! When paper bags decompose the help the environment and Earth around you.
Paper bags can be used for many things also they can be made into many different things. Paper bags can be made into really easy book covers for school. Paper bags can also be used to make crafts like puppets, or they could be used as a desposable lunch bag. You could also simply just take them back to the store and reuse them.
Plastic bags hurt the environment. Plastic bags can hurt marine animals such as: sea turtles, whales, and dolphins. Most plastic bags don't decompose but paper bags rapidly decompose and save the environment.
Why should we use paper bags instead of plastic bags? Paper bags don't hurt the environment, paper bags can be recycled, and paper bags can be made into many different things. Please help me in trying to stop the usage of plastic bags.

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