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Environmental pros and cons of alternatives to single-use plastic bags

Publication date:  May 2019
Publication reference number:  INFO 883

This fact sheet provides high-level information assessing the environmental pros and cons on a variety of alternative options to single-use plastic shopping bags. This is intended to provide information to business owners to support their selection of alternative bag options. It is not an exhaustive list and may not include all available options. 

The fact sheet is also available in Te Reo, Hindi and Traditional Chinese.

Te Reo

Ngā whakakapi mō ngā pēkehoko kirihou tukutahi – ngā hua pai me ngā hua kino ki te taiao [PDF, 341KB]

Ngā whakakapi mō ngā pēkehoko kirihou tukutahi – ngā hua pai me ngā hua kino ki te taiao [WORD, 6.5MB]

Hindi

Environmental pros and cons of alternatives to single-use plastic bags - Hindi [PDF, 995KB]

Environmental pros and cons of alternatives to single-use plastic bags - Hindi [WORD, 1.5MB]

Traditional Chinese

Environmental pros and cons of alternatives to single-use plastic bags - Traditional Chinese [PDF, 995KB]

Environmental pros and cons of alternatives to single-use plastic bags - Traditional Chinese [WORD, 1.5MB]