1. Complete a PMI (see the chart below) for using plastic bags, and then one for using paper bags.
Using A Plastic Bag:
1. It helps you carry groceries
2. It is waterproof
3. You could use it for shoes
4. It could be reused over again
5. It doesn't separate until a certain year and time.
1. It makes it way through the soil.
2. a animal could eat it.
3. it affects the environment.
4. birds could get tangled in it.
5. it will cause erosion.
1. that each year that 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bag are consumed worldwide.
2. Some 4 to 5 trillion plastic bags—including large trash bags, thick shopping bags,
and thin grocery bags—were produced globally in 2002.
3. that an average american family takes home over 1,500 a year.
4. Americans dispose over 100 billion plastic bags a year.
5. Less than 5% of plastic bags are recycled in the U.S.
Using A Paper Bag:
1. you can use them for carrying things
2. you can reuse them.
3. you can recycle them
4. you can keep them
1. they're easy to rip.
2. it affects the earth
3. it affects the birds
4. people litter and sometimes it tends to be a paper bag.
5. Takes up to much trees
1. Paper bags made from trees
2. Re-read pages 6 & 7. What are other countries doing? Which idea do you think is clever and why?
Norway because they make their bags out of potatoes.
3. Do you think New Zealand could do one of these ideas? Which one and why?
Yes, Irelands idea because they have to pay for their plastic bags
4. Make a list of things you can do with a plastic bag to re-use them. Which one do you think we could do here at school?
Make them out of potatoes.