Informing decisions on single-use plastic carrier bags in South Africa: Evidence from a life cycle sustainability assessment
Grant holder: Mr A Nahman
Duration: 1 March 2019 – 31 March 2020
Project outline: The aim of this research is to determine whether alternatives to single-use plastic carrier bags are preferable from an overall sustainability (economic, social and environmental) perspective, and to rank the different options available. It also aims to provide an evidence-based understanding for policy makers regarding the impacts of a ban on single-use plastic carrier bags.
|»||Conference: Nahman, A., Russo, V. and Stafford, W. (2021). Which bag is best? A life cycle sustainability assessment of grocery carrier bags in South Africa. WasteCon Conference, Johannesburg 2021.|
|»||Technical report: Russo, V., Stafford, W. and Nahman, A.. (2020). Comparing Grocery Carrier Bags in South Africa from an Environmental and Socio-Economic Perspective. Evidence from a Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment. CSIR: Stellenbosch.|
|»||Briefing note: Life cycle sustainability assessment of grocery carrier bags in South Africa|
|»||Press release: CSIR study shows reusable shopping bags have lower environmental impact|