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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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Plastic bag ban increases waste

January 2, 2019

Plastic grocery store bags produce 70 percent fewer emissions, 80 percent less solid waste, 94 percent less waterborne waste, and consume 40 percent less energy than paper bag equivalents.

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How Much Do You Know About Plastic Bags?

April 27, 2018

Think you know the facts about plastic bags? Take our quiz to find out!

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New Studies Show Plastic Bags are Best Option for the Environment

March 29, 2018

Are you using cotton grocery bags because you believe they’re better for the environment? Convinced that plastic bags are ruining the planet? Well, scientists have some interesting news – recent studies from two countries prove that plastic bags are the best option for the environment, while cotton bags are actually having a negative impact on our planet and human health.

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Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Ignoring Many Facts

June 6, 2017

The Eagle News Online recently published a letter to the editor that shares plastic grocery bags’ many benefits and insists that bags themselves are not the problem, but littering and its enforcement are.

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