Plastic did not exist in the ocean half a century ago. Our grandparents lived just fine with glass, metal, paper and wood to package and transport everything we touched. But again, the issue is not that we choose paper over plastic. The choice is about living responsibly within the means of what can be sustained environmentally and economically. In the big picture it is about creating systems of government, commerce and community development that will sustain a healthy economy, environment and quality of life for all people far into the future. 120 billion pounds of plastic produced annually with limited to no post-consumer use is not sustainable. It is not a morally acceptable burden to place on the next generation. Paper or Plastic? Bring your own bag.
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