Plastic Bag Bans Creep Across The Country

 

As Seattle's city council is set to vote on law that would outlaw use of plastic grocery bags, Hilex Poly CEO Stan Bikulege talks about the misinformation about plastic bags.

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  • Plastic bags have a lower carbon footprint than paper and reusable bags. More »
  • Studies show that taxes and bans don't keep plastic litter out of the landfill. Without plastic grocery bags, people just purchase replacement bags—often made of thicker, heavier plastic—and then send those bags to the landfill, too. More »
  • Plastic bags provide a cleaner, safer option at the grocery store. Many reusable bags contain high levels of lead; microbiologists have found harmful bacteria like E. coli, salmonella and fecal coliform in reusable bags. More »