How Paper Bags Compare

Discover the advantages of paper over plastic.

How Paper Bags Compare

Paper bags' and sacks' recovery rate is ___ percent, which helps keep them out of landfills and extends the fiber supply according to the EPA.

  1. 12.5%
  2. 35.4%
  3. 49.5%
  4. 65.4%


*Answer (C.) 49.5%
By contrast, only 10% of plastic bags are recovered for recycling

Source: Renewable Bag Council