The Reusable Bag Fairy Tale

First, mea culpa: I was a big believer in reusable bags, though I have the rip-stop nylon kind, not cotton. The entire 144-page paper, “Life Cycle Assessment of grocery carrier bags,” here . (See page 13 for “executive summary” in English.) This life cycle analysis by Denmark’s Environment Ministry compares plastic bags with alternatives. [ https://t.co/IRTGtP7alS ] It finds that you must reuse a shopping bag from Organic cotton 20,000 times if you want the environmental damage to be lower than that of 1 plastic bag. pic.twitter.com/zfg7XI9YIg — Max Roser (@MaxCRoser) July 4, 2021 The researchers’ take, ultimately:

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