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An organic cotton tote needs to be used 20,000 times — or daily for 54 years — to offset its overall impact of production, according to a 2018 study by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark.

I knew you'd get it == I wouldn't even try to fool you guys. ;-)
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I think this may very well fall into the "informative but useless" category of information as it offers no information about cost avoidance or a comparison to the alternatives.
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I think this may very well fall into the "informative but useless" category of information as it offers no information about cost avoidance or a comparison to the alternatives.

Well, NTC (not sure about NYState) has recently "outlawed" (but not criminalized) plastic grocery bags -- they're ok for fresh produce and but not other things -- So if you buy 8 bags of potato chips or 8 cans of tunafish or loaves of bread you can't have a bag. If you didn't bring your own bag you can buy one for (usually) $1.

I've been carrying a re-usable bag (at the urging of the Sierra Club) for at least 20 years and I'm wondering now how much energy is expended making those re-usuble bags and I'm feeling foolish
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Something fishy about this. I'm not buying the stat.
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I've been carrying a re-usable bag (at the urging of the Sierra Club) for at least 20 years and I'm wondering now how much energy is expended making those re-usuble bags and I'm feeling foolish

And how many single use plastic bags have you kept out of the waste stream during those 20 years?

—Peter
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Yes, it seems to me the trade-off involves expending energy to reduce harmful plastic waste in landfills. Let's say you saved 10 plastic bags per week. I have no idea how much you shop. That's 10,000 bags not wasted.
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