Table 1: Types and description of plastic bags considered for testing. Adapted from Al-Salem et al. [21].

Sample code by type/colourAverage thickness (per test specimen)Typical market application

Type I (yellow)70 μmTrash bag
Type II (blue)40 μmTrash bag
Type III (translucent/white)30 μmCarrier bag
Reference PE bag (translucent/white)20 μmCarrier bag