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Banning Plastic Grocery Bags
A persuasive essay on the need to replace plastic bags with compostable or paper bags.
# 104706 | 959 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 22, 2008 in Environmental Studies (Recycling)

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This paper looks at San Francisco's decision to ban plastic bags in grocery stores and points out that other cities may soon follow San Francisco's example. The paper then explains why banning plastic bags may not be the ideal option and discusses how stores could replace plastic bags with compostable or paper bags.

Consider the Facts about Plastic Grocery Bags
Why Banning Plastic Bags Is Wrong
What Happens If Plastic Bags Are Not Banned
Action to Solve the Problem of Plastic Bags

From the Paper:

"Imagine the number of plastic bags used throughout the United States. Charlie Goodyear (2007) for the Chronicle states that it takes over 400,000 gallons of oil to manufacture 100 million bags. San Francisco voted ten to one that plastic bags used at grocery stores be banned. While San Francisco is the first state to ban plastic bags, more cities may follow their example. Consider the facts about plastic bans, compare the facts about compostable bags and paper bags, and decide to take immediate action about these plastic bags. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ban plastic bags? San Francisco might. (2007). Retrieved June 22, 2007, from
  • Frisco bans plastic bags. (2007). Retrieved June 22, 2007, from
  • Goodyear, C. (2007). S.F. first city to ban plastic shopping bags. Retrieved June 22, 2007, from
  • Gonzales, R. (2007). San Francisco nears ban on plastic grocery bags. Retrieved June 22, 2007, from

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