Did you reuse your cotton bag 327 times?

As crazy as it may sound, plastic shopping bags have risen to the top of the environmental scene – not as a villain but as the winner!

A report released by the Environmental Agency in England has shown though life cycle analysis that plastic shopping bags are most often the best environmental solution, especially if you reuse them once as a can liner (or to clean up after your dog).

The actual report can be downloaded here: Plastic Bag Environmental Comparison

So, unless you reuse your paper bag 6-7 times, or your cotton bag over 327 times, when the cashier asks “Paper or Plastic?” stick with the plastic!