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Paper or plastic?

When you go to the grocery store you’re usually given an option—and the best answer is…neither!  While paper bags are generally better than plastic ones (because they are more biodegradable) they also have environmental concerns—14 million trees are cut down to produce the more than 10 billion paper bags we use in this country each year.   Instead, look to a re-usable bag.  It’s prevents a plastic or paper bag from going into a landfill, it is less likely to break when it’s full of groceries and many re-usable bags are made of recycled materials.  And some grocery stories even reduce your charge (or enter your name into a monthly lottery) if you bring your own bags in.