It has been analysed that banning of plastic bags
across the board would not be a viable solution as these bags
have become a part of our daily life.
The EPA recommends that the public bring their own bags
to such shops to cut down on the use of plastic, disposable bags
But many people would argue there is a large, unmeasured benefit from not having plastic bags
hanging in trees and floating on waterways.
Published in 2011, it assessed the manufacture of HDPE plastic bags
according to nine environmental criteria, including global warming potential, resource depletion, and water acidification and eutrophication, and then compared these criteria with those for other types of bag
Environmental experts warn that the use of biodegradable bags
may not be sufficient to reduce the harm to nature unless the right conditions for decomposition are fulfilled; for example, biodegradables made of corn can be deposited in landfills, but produce methane.
Yes, the bag
issue is important because of the negative impact the bags
have on our environment.
The carrier bag
charge is all about encouraging shoppers to reuse their bags
so that we dramatically reduce this figure.
Another excellent idea is the 'Swap It Bag
' (pounds 12) which is great for the busy mum who like to change bags
when she changes outfits, enabling her to quickly switch all her essentials from one bag
The moves are the latest in Huddersfield to see attempts made to cut the amount of plastic bags
for life is available to shoppers who return five old carriers.
She is on awaiting list for a Hermes Birken bag
which she reckons will be hers for hire in around six months and has ordered some Fendi Baguette bags, made famous by the series Sex and the City and which, she believes, will be big again when the film comes out later this year.
Wash the bag
in a pail of water mixed with a mild detergent.