There isn’t a material on the planet which is loathed quite as much as plastic. But the loathing is nonsensical.

The amazing thing is that politicians insist on ignoring their own experts.

In 2005, the Scottish Government reported that the manufacture of paper bags consumes four times more water than the manufacture of plastic bags. (Water is, of course, one of the most valuable and scarcest commodities on the planet.)

And a 2011 UK Environmental Agency study found that paper bags contribute three times more to global warming than plastic bags. (I don’t believe that…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: