New analysis: The plastic bag is best for the environment

March 14, 2018 11:21 | By Benita Dreyer-Andersen The environmental impact from conventional plastic bags is significantly less than the impact from bags of biodegradable plastic, paper, and cotton, study finds.  A new study has highlighted the dangers of politically driven rhetoric when combating the use of single use plastics. It’s easy to conclude that plastic litter is damaging the environment but what about the effects of the alternatives? Forget using shopping bags made of bio-degradable plastic, cotton or paper. Conventional plastic bags are the best choice for the environment. This is the conclusion in a new, comprehensive life-cycle analysis, which The Environmental Faculty at the Danish Technical University (DTU) has… Read More

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