Will you reuse your bag 20,000 times?

Eric Crampton found this in the consultation document on banning .

Now the PM has said climate change is the most important issue of our lifetimes.

Yet the ban on plastics bags is highly likely to lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and to have a greater negative impact on the environment overall.

If you buy an organic cotton bag, you’ll have to use it 20,000 times to have less impact than single use plastic bags.

So a typical Government policy – makes you feel good, but actually makes things worse.

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