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Degradable bag benefits questioned

The environmental benefit of degradable supermarket bags has been questioned by the UK Compostable Packaging Group (CPG) who suggests the best environmental option is to encourage people to use fewer bags. Following Tesco’s announcement that from September 2006 all of its plastic bags will be degradable, the UK CPG wants to clarify any confusion between biodegradable bags and degradable bags. The informal group represents the biodegradable polymer supply ...