The Daily Telegraph

MATERIAL WORLD HOW THE ‘BAG FOR LIFE’ COMPARES WITH RIVAL OPTIONS

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times worse than using a single-use plastic bag, the ‘bag for life’ requires considerab­ly more plastic resources to manufactur­e, one study has claimed

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times is the amount you would have to use a cotton bag to make it more environmen­tally friendly than a single-use plastic bag

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should be the minimum cost of a ‘bag for life’ to encourage repeated use, one report stated

A ‘bag for life’ needs to be used at least four times to make it more environmen­tally friendly than a single-use plastic bag

You would have to use a paper bag three times to make it more environmen­tally friendly than a single-use plastic bag

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