- Non organic cotton is doused in pesticides and is soaked in bleach during production.
- Paper strips the land of its forests, and therefore all the nutrients and species which come from it.
- Petroleum based plastics create more demand for fossil fuels and oil. When they end up in the environment, they bring with them many toxins that will leach into the natural world for generations.
The problem with single use materials
Because of how many single use items are produced, things like paper, cotton, or plastic become over-demanded and are then produced on a massive scale where price matters most and sustainability matters little.