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Mercer Island Reporter – As with all policy debates, it is important that facts and science drive the discussion on plastic bags. The Mercer Island City Council is currently considering a ban on highly reused and 100% recyclable plastic bags and a five-cent fee on paper bags. This is a move that will fail to accomplish any environmental goal, will actually turn shoppers to environmentally-inferior alternatives and will jeopardize the local economy. More »
San Jose Mercury News – As general manager of Crown Poly, a California plastic bag manufacturer, I found a recent op-ed by Sen. Kevin de León ("Plastic bag ban need not destroy jobs," Nov. 21) confusing. De León suggests a policy goal of banning plastic bags while protecting California manufacturing jobs. These two goals are in direct conflict. More »
Despite the facts, plastic bags have gotten a bad rap. Here's the truth about your plastic bags and why they are the right choice for the environment, your wallet and your community.