EA Reports that Conventional Plastics are More Eco-friendly than their Bio-based Alternatives
- Aug 8, 2011
EPI Environmental Products Inc. (EPI) have participated in the UK Environment Agency (EA) study that raised some serious questions as to whether the vilification of the common plastic bag is justified. The EA report on Life Cycle Assessment of
Supermarket Carrier Bags found that light-weight, plastic carrier bags have a significantly lower
environmental impact, compared to so-called "environmentally friendly" alternatives. EPI provided
conventional plastic bags containing its TDPA degradable additive for evaluation.
The EA report detailed an in-depth life cycle assessment (LCA) that compared global warming potentials for different types of bags and the conclusion was that light-weight plastic bags compare favorably with...
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