EA Reports that Conventional Plastics are More Eco-friendly than their Bio-based Alternatives

SpecialChem - 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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