Plastic bags could be ‘eco-friendlier’ than paper and cotton bags in cities like Singapore

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have modeled the cradle-to-grave environmental impact of using different types of shopping bags and report that in cities like Singapore, single-use plastic bags (made from high-density polyethylene plastic) have a lower environmental footprint than single-use paper and multi-use cotton bags.

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