Canada’s EPI offers delayed support for UK bag study
By PRW Staff
Posted 27 June 2012
EPI Environmental Products, a Canadian manufacturer of oxo-biodegradable plastics, has belatedly come out in support of the UK’s Environmental Agency’s (EA) report Life Cycle Assessment of Supermarket Carrier Bags.
Key findings of the study, published in 2011, show that the typical supermarket plastic bag has the lowest environmental impact among alternative cotton or paper bags and that repeated re-use of the plastic bag for shopping or bin liners can substantially improve their environmental performance.
“We welcome this type of scientific approach to examining the environmental benefits of single-use plastic bags,” said Joseph Gho, president and CEO of Vancouver headquartered EPI.
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