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Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum
Life Cycle Analysis of Paper and Plastic Bags

You have already read the definition of a life cycle and looked at a couple of life cycle examples, but how can you use a life cycle analysis to help you decide which bag to choose at the grocery store?

We need to get some data for comparing both types of bags, but first let's do the following activity to review the order of a life cycle.

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FACT

Stores usually pay less than a penny per plastic shopping bag, and 3 to 4 cents per paper shopping bag.

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