Jim Bridgeforth-Paper or Plastic?

Jim Bridgeforth- Renewable Resources Come in all Shapes.

Most people do their shopping over the weekend, President Jim Bridgeforth and the team want to know… did you use paper or plastic? Here at American Power and Gas reusable grocery bags are trending. Transitioning from non-renewable sources and brown methods to renewable sources and green methods can be a process. The questions is… what are you doing to change? Americans are slowly adopting cleaner resources, the slow movement is as a result of the lack of awareness. We have plenty of non-renewable resources, which is part of the problem. Some of the most harmful sources of energy are the most cost efficient. The negative effects that fossil fuels have on our environment are not immediately apparent. The unsuspected but cumulative harm we do to the environment results in lack of public motivation to change. There are countless ways to  pursue a healthier environment, but we have to start somewhere.

Paper or plastic? Well neither one is “good” for the environment. The production of both paper and plastic bags result in harmful gases released into the environment’s atmosphere. And both paper and plastic are harmful when disposed of.

Cons for plastic

  1. The production of plastic creates toxicity in the atmosphere.
  2. Plastic is harmful to wildlife: 100,000 animals are killed each year form plastic bags. Reports show 6 pounds of plastic to every 1 pound of plankton in the ocean.
  3. Plastic takes up to 1,000 years to degrade -disposed plastic bags continue to build in landfills where trash is dispensed. These landfills have unnecessary garbage build up, just from plastic bags.
  4. Aside from plastic bags killing animals when left around, bags laying around are simply not appealing to view. No one likes trash hanging around the streets.
  5. Plastic bags are difficult to recycle. Machines that preserve and recycle materials for reuse are corrupted from plastic bag materials.

Cons for Paper

  1. Bags made of paper Cause even more pollution than plastic bags.
  2. Paper bags require tree killing, trees actually fight pollution by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
  3.  Producing paper bags actually uses 3 times as much water than plastic.
  4. High amounts of fuel is needed for producing paper bags.
  5. The recycling of a pound of paper bags requires 91 percent more energy than a pound of plastic bags.

Jim Bridgeforth and AP&G Pro’s for Reusable

  1. Keep pollution down!
  2. Reduce the amount of trees killed!
  3. Massive reduction of animal deaths!
  4. Some grocery stores offer benefits for using reusable bags!
  5. No more ripping or tearing bags!
  6. Sharing bags with neighbors and friends will help everyone and the environment!
  7. Reusable bags are easier and more fashionable to carry!
  8. Use Reusable bags for more then just groceries!

Keep In Touch With Jim Bridgeforth

Let us know your thoughts on reusable bags. Tell everyone some of the ways you help the environment! Be the change you want to see in the world. Jim Bridgeforth says, it’s OK if you can’t put solar panels on your roof, or go completely green for your business and or home. But renewable energy and products are the future, we must start now!

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Juicy Details From Jim Bridgeforth and AP&G

Think Green Thursdays: Benefits Of Using Reusable Bags

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/paper-plastic1.htm

 

 

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