Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Plastic Waste Management

Are plastic grocery bags really that bad for the environment?

Plastic Waste Management

Research scientist Calvin Lakhan highlights what we can do as consumers to make better choices.

  • To accrue the benefits of a reusable paper or cloth bag, you have to reuse it literally hundreds of times.
  • Even though reusable bags (for instance, cloth bags) appear sustainable, if we don’t remember to use them consistently, we end up using more energy to create them than it would to create a plastic one.
  • There’s very rarely a black and white answer while discussing sustainable consumption.