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paper bags instead of plastic, etc

Its seems the UK government published a study back in 2011 on the environmental impacts of different types of bags for groceries -- paper, light-weight plastic, heavy plastic, etc.

Life cycle assessment of supermarket carrier bags
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/...

Taking into account the land, water, energy and carbon emissions required in their manufacture, the Environment Agency concluded that a paper bag would have to be used three times before it could be regarded as more environmentally correct than a lightweight plastic bag used only once. In fact about 40% plastic bags are typically reused as trash can liners. On that basis, said the report, a cotton bag would have to be used 173 times before its global warming potential dropped below that of a flimsy plastic bag.

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