Life cycle assessment of grocery bags in Quebec

RECYC-QUÉBEC mandated the CIRAIG, International reference center for the life cycle of products, services and systems, to evaluate the potential environmental impacts and costs of grocery bags in Quebec, using life cycle assessment (LCA). This study established and compared the environmental profiles and life cycle costs of different grocery bags. This comparison allows the identification of solutions with the lowest potential impact, and a greater understanding of the effects associated with banning single-use plastic bags.

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