The unintended consequences of replacing plastic carrier bags with paper bags

This is the unintended consequences of replacing plastic carrier bags with paper bags when it comes to disposal. Increased energy, emissions, vehicle journeys and more waste.

The problem is not plastic itself, the problem is responsible recycling. Plastic has had a ban because of all of the harmful things it can do to the environment, however the real problem lies with making sure companies and households dispose of their waste in a responsible way.

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