City of Las Cruces should reject bag ban

April 25, 2021

The City Council of Las Cruces is considering a ban on plastic bags. An opinion columnist in the Los Cruces Sun-News stated that while restaurants may or may not be exempted from the statute, banning plastic bags is not a viable solution to our solid waste challenges.

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Colorado’s proposed ban on plastic bags and foam containers could actually do more harm to the environment than good

March 21, 2021

Colorado legislators are considering a bill that would ban plastic bags and foam containers statewide. However, a recent opinion columnist in the Denver Post called this legislation “misguided” and argued that it would do more harm than good.

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OPINION | Bag bans won’t solve our plastic waste woes

March 3, 2021

Last week, news broke that Colorado state legislators intend to introduce legislation that would ban single-use plastic bags. Unfortunately, a plastic bag ban doesn’t necessarily result in better outcomes for the environment because alternatives to many single use products come with significantly higher environmental costs.

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City Council can bag the bag fee already

December 14, 2020

When is a good time for another burden on Duluth businesses and a fresh inconvenience, annoyance, and expense for shoppers? The Duluth News Tribune recently published an editorial arguing that the city’s plastic bag fee should be scrapped.

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The plastic bag ban is hollow virtue signaling (opinion)

November 5, 2020

The strictest-in-the-nation ban on plastics was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Phil Murphy. According to one opinion columnist, “This is an all-around awful ban that makes progressives pat themselves on the back but does virtually nothing to change the planet.”

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Dumb plastic bag ban actually dangerous during coronavirus (opinion)

October 23, 2020

In a recent Staten Island Advance opinion column, the author opines that New York’s plastic bag ban is dangerous during the pandemic.

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Why a plastic bag ban could lead to unintended environmental consequences

October 9, 2020

Canadian government officials recently announced that they will be pursuing a nationwide ban on plastic bags. But these policies have myriad unintended consequences.

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EDITORIAL: Council wisely rejects the woke plastic bag tax

August 13, 2020

The Colorado Springs Gazette editorial board recently penned an editorial praising the City Council for rejecting a proposed 10-cent plastic bag tax.

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COUNTERPOINT | Hard data shows bag fees backfire

July 12, 2020

Colorado Politics recent published an opinion column arguing that bag fees do not accomplish their stated goals.

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The Downside of Reusable Bags More People Need to Be Thinking About

June 25, 2020

Reader’s Digest published an article on “whether the reusable bag can justify it existence.”

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