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Simple Answers to Enduring Environmental Dilemmas

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Environment, environmental dilemmas, paper or plastic, Mother Jones,

There’s a lot of conflicting information available on how to live lighter on the earth: Washing dishes by hand uses more water than a dish washer, but it also uses less energy.  Paper bags from the grocery store produce a lot of greenhouse gases, but plastic bags aren’t nearly as biodegradable. What’s an eco-conscious person to do? The new issue of Mother Jones tries to solve these questions and 18 other “Econundrums” with simple, straightforward answers.