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Restricting plastic bags a bad idea for NH

March 18, 2019

This week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed House Bill 560, which seeks to ban the use of thin plastic carryout bags.

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Can plastic bag bans backfire?

March 14, 2019

Governments are increasingly banning the use of plastic products, such as carryout bags, straws, utensils and microbeads. However, these policies fall short if people actually reuse those items instead of buying new ones.

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Plastic bag ‘problems’ more complex than ban can solve

March 6, 2019

Regulating plastic bags may sound like a good solution, but the alternatives aren’t necessarily better for the environment.

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High costs, low benefits of single-use plastics bans

February 24, 2019

For the third time in four years, legislators introduced bills to ban single-use plastics in New Hampshire. Such legislation would unduly burden consumers and businesses while doing little to advance advocates’ environmental goals.

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Ban on plastic bags is not litter answer

February 17, 2019

Plastic bags have a bad reputation, but banning them could have some surprising negative effects.

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Plastic bag bans hurt more than they help

February 6, 2019

While proponents of plastic product bans and taxes may have good intentions, the reality is that these measures do not have the impact that their supporters were promised.

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Banning plastic bags will hurt businesses, consumers

February 6, 2019

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is hoping to ban plastic bags on a state level, but a ban would have serious adverse impacts on small businesses and their employees, as well as on consumers and the environment.

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Plastic Bag Ban Mania Will Do More Harm than Good

February 1, 2019

An anti-plastics craze has swept the country and the globe, prompting lawmakers to propose and impose bans on various plastic products. Is this the right move for the environment?

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Science shows that it’s not really green to ban plastic bags

January 20, 2019

What will happen if we no longer have plastic bags available? The alternative isn’t necessarily better.

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Plastic bags are getting a bad rap

January 7, 2019

Will banning or taxing plastic bags actually help the environment and reduce global warming? Probably not.

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