Single-use Plastic Bags and their Alternatives: Recommendations from Life Cycle Assessments

Year of Publication

2020

The study considers single-use plastic bags and alternatives that could potentially replace them from a functional and transportation point of view.

Source:

United Nations Environment Programme

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows

The study considers single-use plastic bags and alternatives that could potentially replace them from a functional and transportation point of view. The following alternatives are considered: paper bag (single-use), biodegradable bag (single-use), bio-based bag (single-use), reusable cotton and plastic bags.