brown paper bags packing to recycled paper bag to plastic bags and cloth bags.give reason?
From paper bags to plastic bags then to cloth bags, the gradual change from paper to plastic happened because - The amount of energy required to make a paper bag is four times the energy used to manufacture a plastic bag. Paper-bag manufacture uses 20 times as much water as plastic and paper requires more energy to be recycled. Cloth bags are far from perfect. An Environment Agency Report this year found that a reusable cloth bag would have to be taken out 131 times to reduce its environmental impact to that of a single-use plastic bag. And despite all our fretting, plastic bag use has actually risen. Rather than pitching paper against plastic, we really need to change our habits. Apart from banning ourselves from buying more than we can carry loose in our arms, the obvious solution is a tax on all bags, an economic nudge that if we can't shop less we should at least reuse those bags stuffed under the kitchen sink.