Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Plastic Bag: Current Status of Product Impact
An initial research of plastic bag has been established by adopting the life-cycle assessment (LCA) method. The parameters were developed for measuring the standard plastic bag in order to identify the plastic bag impacts towards environment. The development of measurement parameters was referred to the literature review related to the life-cycle assessment method and comparisons of harmfulness of plastic bags. The FTIR analysis and OpenLCA software were applied for analysing the results. The results of this study indicated that the plastic bags manufactured by the local industries are eco-unfriendly, which the production process can jeopardise natural environment and human health system. Furthermore, some recommendations for possible improvement were made based on the findings.