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Plastic, paper or cotton bags - which are the most environmentally friendly? Well, it depends - or to put it another way, it’s up to us. Did you know that ...

... approximately 1 billion plastic bags are used worldwide every year, which produces an estimated 31 million tons of CO2?
... Plastic bags take 20 to 500 years to decompose depending on the material?
... crude oil is used to produce bio-plastic bags as well as renewable raw materials?
... almost twice as much energy is needed to manufacture paper bags as plastic bags?
... about 11,000 litres of water are required to produce 1 kg of cotton?
... about 60 grams of carbon dioxide are emitted during the production of paper bags, about 120 grams for plastic bags made from fresh granules, and about 1700 grams for cotton bags?
... According to estimates, cotton bags must be used 20 to 130 times in order to have a better environmental footprint than plastic bags?
... each of us can do something really beneficial for the environment by avoiding single use bags and using reusable bags for as long as possible?




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