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F asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 8 months ago

How can it possibly be better for the planet to chop down trees for cardboard packaging to replace plastic?

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  • 8 months ago
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    It's crazy. Plastics can be recycled, killing living trees instead is insane. Idiots.

  • james
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    8 months ago

    Back in the days when Gas was burnt off at the well heads. & not worth the cost to drill for. Electric was made from coal back then. It opened a market to use the gas to make plastic the Government liked. So bestowed it with tax breaks. & the save those tree move began & green slogans abounded. Then coal became bad. The electric plants shiffed to gas & plastic became bad. Paper is again good & the tax breaks are in paper now. Not plastic wrapped.

  • 8 months ago

    Yes it is carbon negative when trees are repainted

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    at least it will stop sea creatures ingesting the plastic

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Plastic doesn’t decompose. Save the sea turtles!

  • 8 months ago

    As long as you replace the trees, paper is close to carbon neutral.  Plastic requires petroleum which is sequestered carbon.  Every barrel of oil pumped out of the ground adds to atmospheric CO2.  We have a lot of private tree farms here in Virginia.  The wood and pulp are part of the natural carbon cycle.

  • 8 months ago

    it's a tradeoff. Trees for paper are farmed and grow quickly. However, monocultures are not good for wildlife. Alternatively, plastic bags are not often recycled (compared to paper), blow in the wind, and when in the ocean, kill sea turtles, which are endangered.

  • 8 months ago

    Because the cardboard will eventualy rot and disappear, whereas with the plastic its the human being who will eventually vanish.

  • 8 months ago

    Because we don't need to chop down those trees. That's why we recycle, to avoid chopping down more trees. And as I'm sure you know, not all plastics can be recycled; so to replace those plastics we must sap and use more of Earth's limited resources.

    In addition to recycling paper and paper products, the paper companies that grow the fir trees to make into paper plant and grow replacement trees to keep their forests filled with trees. Wood is a sustainable source of energy and resources. [See source.]

    Source(s): Paper is one of the few truly sustainable products. Paper is based on wood, a natural and renewable material. As young trees grow they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. ... The paper industry has a number of respected certification schemes ensuring the paper you use has come from a sustainable forest source.
  • 8 months ago

    Did you know that you can grow more trees?

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