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why American supermarket use paper shopping bags but European supermarket not?

Posted by admin on December 14, 2012 in Environment Protection with 3 Comments


the paper shopping bags are more Environment Protection than plastic bags. why supermarket in Europe provide plastic shopping bags for customer? what are the reasons? policy? orsomething else?

Maybe because here in the UK paper is expensive and can only be used the once. Plastic bags are cheap to produce and can be printed in bright colours to advertise the shop that they came from. Many of these bags are bio-degradeable. Shoppers in some supermarkets are encouraged to re use their old carrier bags by doing this we earn extra ‘green points’ which come back to us in the form of vouchers. Shops also encourage people to re use the bags in the home as bin liners. In the UK we are becoming more and more aware of ecological issues in our everyday lives and I (like every school child in the country) am very familiar with the mantra of ,Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.

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  1. keypointistDecember 15, 2012 - 2:59 am #1

    Americans don’t usually need to carry their shopping far to their gas-guzzling cars. Europeans walk to the shops more often so they need a bag that’s easy to carry long distances.
    References :

  2. StaYc3eDecember 15, 2012 - 3:24 am #2

    BECAUSE AMERICA IS COOL :)
    GOD BLESS THE U.S.A
    References :
    i am american and proud

  3. judytwoshoesDecember 15, 2012 - 3:52 am #3

    Maybe because here in the UK paper is expensive and can only be used the once. Plastic bags are cheap to produce and can be printed in bright colours to advertise the shop that they came from. Many of these bags are bio-degradeable. Shoppers in some supermarkets are encouraged to re use their old carrier bags by doing this we earn extra ‘green points’ which come back to us in the form of vouchers. Shops also encourage people to re use the bags in the home as bin liners. In the UK we are becoming more and more aware of ecological issues in our everyday lives and I (like every school child in the country) am very familiar with the mantra of ,Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.
    References :
    life in the UK

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