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What’s the Bag Deal?

This first episode of “The Green Ninja,” reviews the question, what’s the best bag? Paper or plastic?

Green Ninja - What's the Bag Deal

Truthout is pleased to begin a weekly posting of short videos for middle school students – and everyone else – about climate change and its effects. “The Green Ninja,” a character created by a climate scientist and his team, provides an entertaining and educational way to help children grasp the intricacies of climate change and learn what they can personally do to become involved in fighting it. See additional details about the series, or head straight to this week’s episode, “What’s the Bag Deal?” wherein a couple argues over which is the best bag for grocery shopping: paper or plastic? Both appear to have their advantages and disadvantages, so what are they to do? Sensing a learning opportunity, the Green Ninja appears with a simple solution – a reusable bag! But is it really that simple?

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