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Why not all reusable bags are good for the planet | Did You Know?

Plastic bags are now banned from most stores across Australia. How much better are the reusable options?

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Major supermarkets, and most states and territories in Australia, are banning the single-use plastic shopping bag. So it’s time to find different options. From green bags to degradable bags, hessian bags to cotton totes — are these plastic bag alternatives any better? You’ll need to consider how the bags are produced, how many times you’ll use it, and how you can dispose of it.

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In full: Here’s how plastic bag alternatives stack up
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/20…

Report: Life cycle assessment of supermarket carrier bags: a review of the bags available in 2006 (British Environment Agency)
https://assets.publishing.service.gov…

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