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Entry for May 18, 2009 May 18, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tiffany C @ 8:03 AM

What kind of paper bags does your grocery store use? I use my reusable bags most of the time, but sometimes I want the brown paper bags for our household recycling. For years I’ve heard that you can’t use recycled paper for grocery bags because they aren’t strong enough. Well, apparently that is not the case anymore. Duro Bag has made a handled grocery bag that is 100% recycled content which includes 60% post industrial and 40% post consumer content.

By switching to 100% recycled paper bags, when you have to use a paper bag, you are saving energy, water and trees. You are also keeping paper out of landfulls and reducing air pollution. Duro’s website is http://www.durobag.com/store/products/recycledhandlebags.html To see how much you’re helping the environment by using recycled paper go to EDF’s site http://www.edf.org/papercalculator/ If you’re grocery store doesn’t use these bags now talk to them or write to them about the benefits of using recycled bags. Remember, you can make a difference.

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