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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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COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Plastic’s Positive Role in Health and Safety

May 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided policymakers with a number of lessons, not the least of all that plastic, a product that’s fallen into such political disfavor that some of its variants have been banned, is invaluable in times of crisis.

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Stop the Virus Now, Save the Planet Later

April 16, 2020

The City Journal recently published an article on the shutdown of recycling programs and suspension of reusable bag usage due to COVID-19.

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We’ve got to use plastic bags during the pandemic. Environmentalists should understand this. | Opinion

April 16, 2020

In a recent op-ed, the New Jersey Food Council stresses the need for single-use carryout bags during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The plastic bag debate can wait. Let’s protect workers first. | Opinion

April 15, 2020

Three percent of reusable grocery store bags get washed. That’s not a typo: 3%, according to peer-reviewed academic research.

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