Plastic Bags vs. Paper Bags

Carbon Myth: Paper Bags vs Plastic Bags

With the recent change to mandatory reusable plastic bags in our supermarkets, it has been very easy to look back on plastic bags as the most harmful option in terms of environmental impact. Paper bags, with their biodegradable materials and recyclable disposal, are often considered to be the environmentally-friendly choice when compared with their plastic counterparts.

In fact, this is a common misconception; overall paper bags are more harmful to the environment than disposable plastic ones.