Human Behavior, Global Warming, and the Ubiquitous Plastic Bag

Paul RacetteEconomy, Energy

Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year that require an estimated 12 million barrels of oil to produce. What can be done to curb America’s insatiable desire to consume disposable waste products?
I confess… I too fail to use alternatives when going to the store, although I usually decline and give back the plastic bags when I can carry the merchandise with my hands.  I could do much more to reduce the waste generated by my consumption. We all could. We all must…