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Plastic bags - a hazard for the environment and a challenge for contemporary engineering educators

@inproceedings{Macur2009PlasticB,
  title={Plastic bags - a hazard for the environment and a challenge for contemporary engineering educators},
  author={Beata M. Macur and Zenon Jan Pudlowski},
  year={2009}
}
In the 1970s, a commercial system for manufacturing plastic grocery bags became operational and the first grocery plastic bag, made of light High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) film, was introduced to the supermarket industry as an alternative to paper sacks. Plastic bags became very popular with consumers and retailers, as they are a hygienic, lightweight and strong form of packaging. On the other hand, plastic bags have become a real hazard to the environment because they do not break down in… 
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