A review of the Life-Cycle Analysis on Common Plastic Bags
In February 2011, The UK Environment Agency published a report, Life Cycle Analysis on Carrier Bags.
An assessment across all types of carrier bags
- Conventional plastic
- Hydro-biodegradable plastic
- Oxo-biodegradable plastic
- The UK Environment Agency study shows how plastic bags* are the most environmentally friendly.
- If these were banned, it would be worse for the environment as the alternatives to plastic bags have a higher Global Warming Potential.