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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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Letter: Single-use plastic bags are best choice to curtail disease

June 9, 2020

In a letter to the editor of the Steamboat Pilot & Today, a local resident argues in favor of using single-use plastic bags over paper bags or reusable bags.

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Tote bags: a health risk?

June 3, 2020

A 2010 article about reusable bag contamination was updated and republished to reflect the issue as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Worst Grocery Shopping Mistake You’re Making Before Entering the Store

May 31, 2020

While the risks of coronavirus should be kept in perspective, there are a few things we are doing that can increase the risk of our exposure, especially when it comes to that activity everyone has to do: grocery shopping.

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The unacceptable politics of the plastic bag ban

May 4, 2020

In a recent opinion column in the Anchorage Daily News, the author outlines his concerns about the plastic bag ban during the coronavirus pandemic.

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