Stan Bikulege, CEO of Hilex Poly, appears on Fox News's Hannity to discuss the current political landscape around plastic bags and how his company must focus on fighting bans and taxes instead of working to build new, green recycling plants.
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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.
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.
Plastic bags have a lower carbon footprint than paper and reusable bags.