DK: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of grocery carrier bags

04 April 2018

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Miljøstyrelsen) has published a lifecycle assessment (LCA) of production, use and disposal of shopping bags available in Danish supermarkets. 16 different environmental parameters were compared. In general with regards to production and disposal, LDPE carrier bags provide the over-all lowest environmental impacts for most environmental indicators Heavier carrier bags, such as PP, PET, polyester, bleached paper and textile bags need to be reused multiple times in order to lower their environmental production cost. Woven PP carrier bags provided lower impacts than non-woven PP bags and unbleached paper resulted more preferable than bleached paper.
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