Plastic bag alternatives, are they better for the environment?

by Anna Anagno July 06, 2018 1 Comment

Plastic bag alternatives, are they better for the environment?

Since the banning of single use lightweight plastic bags in Australia (with the exception of New South Wales) on the 1st July, we are all a little confused as to whether these plastic bag alternatives (considered to be 'environmentally friendly') are actually better for the environment.

There are many factors that can affect whether these alternative bags are better for the environment, such as energy and water consumption during manufacturing, end-of-life use, and it's ability (or inability!) to biodegrade to name a few. However we have put together a very quick and simply outline for you to help you make an informed decision when you next purchase your lightweight plastic bag alternative.

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The problem with alternative bags



Anna Anagno
Anna Anagno

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Anna is the founder and designer behind One Happy Leaf - an eternal optimist, suburban veggie grower, coffee lover + chronic cat cuddler. She believes that together we can make small sustainable changes to our lives to make the world better + greener than yesterday.



1 Response

Pia
Pia

July 16, 2018

I’m confused now. Are LWPB better from a greenhouse gas point of view? Or looking at the alternatives, is the heavyweight plastic bag better than a cotton one?

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