Paper or Plastic?

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How about neither? Each year Americans throw away some 100 billion plastic bags, typically made from petroleum or natural gas; its environmental impact is akin to dumping nearly 12 million barrels of oil. The story isn't much better for paper bags: the 10 billion used every year come from nearly 14 million chopped down trees. So what's an eco-conscious shopper to do? Check out Anvil's newest additions to its 14-product eco-friendly line—the 100 percent organic cotton tote and the recycled cotton tote. Now, that's what we call retail therapy.

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