Assessment of Environmental Impact by Grocery Shopping Bags

An Eco-Functional Approach

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • Yi Li

Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, Yi Li
    Pages 7-14
  3. Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, Yi Li
    Pages 15-54
  4. Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, Yi Li
    Pages 55-76
  5. Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, Yi Li
    Pages 77-88
  6. Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, Yi Li
    Pages 89-98
  7. Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, Yi Li
    Pages 99-113
  8. Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, Yi Li
    Pages 115-117
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 119-162

About this book


This book details the different types of shopping bags used for grocery purposes and their manufacturing processes; various impacts made by different grocery shopping bags in their entire life cycle from cradle to grave stages; importance of consumer behaviour in determining the life cycle impact of shopping bags with the case study of the consumer behaviour studied in different countries for various shopping bags; quantification of environmental impact, ecological sustainability and recyclability potential of various raw materials used for shopping bags; functional and ecological properties of various shopping bags and their assessment; core concept and the theoretical framework of Eco-functional Assessment Methodology; Eco-functional assessment of various grocery shopping bags; quantification of the eco-functional scores of various shopping bags; reduction of environmental impacts of various grocery shopping bags


Biodegradation of Shopping Bags Carbon Eco-footprints Consumption Behavior Eco-impact End-of-life Assessment Environmental Impact Functionality Assessment Grocery Shopping Bags Life Cycle Assessment Manufacturing Processes

Authors and affiliations

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 1
  • Yi Li
    • 2
  1. 1.Eco-design ConsultantGlobal Sustainability Services SGS Hong Kong LimitedHong KongHong Kong SAR
  2. 2.The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institute of Textiles & ClothingHong KongHong Kong SAR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-4560-19-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-4560-20-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-4614
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-4622
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