Why you need to use your ‘environmentally friendly’ cotton carrier bag 171 times to be green

Daily Mail: Cotton bags offered by many supermarkets may be less 'green' than plastic carriers - and may cause more global warming, according to scientists. As a greater amount of energy goes into making a cloth carrier than a polythene one, a cotton bag has to be used 131 times before it has the same environmental impact than its plastic counterpart And if a plastic bag is re-used as a bin liner, a cotton bag has to be used 173 times - nearly every day of the year - before its ecological impact is as......

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