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In the 1980s a popular environmental slogan was "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle," and now...

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pamela0317 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 2) Honors

Posted November 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM via web

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In the 1980s a popular environmental slogan was "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle," and now "Go Green," is a popular message.

Consider the Reusable Grocery Bags sold in markets everywhere. What are the pros and cons that you see in this latest trend? Give examples of the potential environmental impact.

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 16, 2011 at 1:06 PM (Answer #1)

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Both slogans and good ones with little downside on the environment. To use less resources is a great thing to do, especially when we realize that there are limitations to all things on earth. Hence, we should reduce, reuse and recycle. When we look at it from a comparative cultural point of view, we must admit that Americans are some of the most wasteful people on earth. For example, we leave lights one, air conditioning on (with windows and doors open), waste water, gas, and almost every resource. We can afford to reduce in all of these areas.

As for the green push, this is good as well. Anything we do to save and preserve the environment is welcome. So, when people want customers to use reusable grocery bags, it is a step in the right direction. We should have been doing this from a long time ago.

To save in this area will help the environment greatly. It is estimated that 80% of litter on our roads, water systems and environment is made of plastics. It kills wildwife and does not decompose easily.

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