Reusing plastic carrier bags is greenest, finds life-cycle study

A life-cycle analysis study of plastic carrier bags has highlighted the importance of reuse as a way of reducing environmental impacts. So-called green cotton and biodegradable bags performed poorly. But litter impacts were not included

Plastic carrier bags being reused to for waste (Credit: Betty Finney/Alamy)
Plastic carrier bags being reused to for waste (Credit: Betty Finney/Alamy)

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