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Retailers and shoppers in Canada debate which is greener: paper vs plastic bags

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Retailers and shoppers in Canada debate which is greener: paper vs plastic bags

February 03, 2012 - 09:32
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TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2012 (The Globe and Mail) -The shoppers at Toronto's Blue Banana Market can choose from the wares of more than a dozen merchants, but when they make a purchase, it will be handed over to them in a paper bag.

"When we first started, we made a conscious effort to use 100-per-cent recycled paper bags," said owner Michael Horwitz, who rents space to merchants in his gift and card shop in Kensington Market. "We wanted to help the environment in that way. We weren't interested in using grocery store-style plastic bags."

The Globe and Mail - Which is greener, paper or plastic? You might be surprised

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