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Opinion

April 4, 2014

Don't resort to paper bags

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Finally, there is an abundance of false information available about bags. Some sources claim plastic is not as bad as it has been made out to be. After reviewing these sources, I have found them to be biased and false.

Plastic bags have severe, lasting repercussions on marine life. That being said, paper bags are not a good alternative as, although they lack the lasting impacts of plastic, they take more energy to produce. Thus, I favor reusable bags as an alternative.

Lauren Healey

Newburyport

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