Sunday, July 30, 2006
Whole Foods: Plastic vs.....Plastic?
The paper or plastic question is a doozy. A quick google search on the topic yields 13,900,000 results. Anyone looking for a definitive answer has their work cut out for them.....of course, we know the real answer: neither, bring your own.
Both paper and plastic require raw materials and energy (fossil fuels) to produce and transport, both processes emit water and air pollution, and both need to be "dealt" with after their ever-so-brief lifespans. Which means they either go to the landfill, are recycled, or somehow wind up on the sides of freeways, in local surf spots, etc.
So to make life easier for us, Whole Foods is eliminating the choice, and going all plastic, at least in the Southern region......
More to come about this.
Posted by Anna at 6:22 PM