Monday, August 11, 2008

An Innovative Way to Reuse Plastic Bags?


Luann
My friend Len sent me this comic. Humorous, isn't it? On a serious note, this comic reminds me of the time my friend and mathematics guru Amanda Serenevy once calculated how many plastic bags could be used as fuel. Based on her calculations, she estimated that it would take 14 plastic bags to power a vehicle for 1 mile. Not bad, right? Another estimate projects that each year, the US allocates 12 million barrels of oil for making plastic bags. Many of my students have expressed surprise when they've recalled that plastic bags are made of oil. Sometimes it's good to be reminded of these things, even if it's from reading a comic.

9 comments:

dok said...

Interesting...I wrote an article last month that voiced a similar idea for plastic bags...we may have a solution going here...:)

If you're interested, see "Paper vs Plastic

IdeasforGoingGreen

DI ZAIN said...

Hi Michelle.i think this video have the same objective with your blog.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSfusvAP1vw

it's not about reuse of plastic bag. but reuse of paper waste to reduce of plastic bag.

pardon my english:)

China Goods News Blog Weekly said...

Michelle, I think this is really an innovative way to reuse plastic bags. Plastic bags may be used to decorate our life as creative ornament or adornment rather than non-reusable bags that would pollute our environment.

Web Designer said...

This is really interesting. And also it is a serious matter.

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Jeleryl Comisky said...

Converting plastic bags into fuel is a remarkable idea! Every day, thousands of plastic bags are disposed and stocked. Plastics are very hazardous when burnt; they can drastically affect the ozone layer. Converting plastic into fuel means reasonably utilizing them without affecting the environment. It’s a project that provides benefits to car users who want to cut down on their fuel consumption. It’s a win-win situation!

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