Sometimes You Are Wrong

So am I.

I was an early adopter of cloth bags for my groceries. I felt virtuous in refusing plastic. I was doing my small part to protect our environment.

Turns out I shoudl have stuck with plastic if I wanted to help the environment.

That doesn’t make sense to me, but who am I to dispute the New York Times?I’ve had some of my cloth bags for more than 20 years – but in oreder for them to really have a positive environmental impact I would need to be using them daily for another 30 or so. I’m not sure I’ll live that long, if the actuarial tables are correct.

There’s a lesson to be learned here, though I’m not sure what it is. Any suggestions?


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