Paper or Plastic? (July 20, 2005)
The Beyond Organic Radio Show

Paper or Plastic?



The average American generates 300 pounds of packaging trash every year.

With single-use containers like grocery bags, disposable coffee cups, plastic water bottles, and plastic produce "clamshells" accounting for more than 30 percent of all materials headed for the landfill, Is "paper vs. plastic" even the right question?

Join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as we explore these problems, and discover some unique solutions, including a city-wide plastic bag tax, and biodegradable corn-based food containers.

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