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To fight coronavirus, veto Washington’s plastic bag ban

March 17, 2020

Like other states, Washington is taking extraordinary measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The governor can do one simple thing to reduce a source of potential spread: veto the ban on plastic bags.

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“I worry NJ plastic bag ban may be spreading coronavirus”

March 16, 2020

“Politicians have ignored facts about spreading bacteria and disease with reusable bags for political purposes: America wants our leaders to be ‘green.’ But now with coronavirus, my fears have come home to roost.”

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The Plastic Bag Ban Backfires: Reusable bags are notoriously dirty and may spread the virus

March 16, 2020

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board is calling on New York officials to suspend the statewide plastic bag ban until the threat of the coronavirus has passed.

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Using tote bags instead of plastic could help spread the coronavirus

March 14, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is giving new meaning to those “sustainable” shopping bags that politicians and environmentalists have been so eager to impose on the public. These reusable tote bags can sustain the COVID-19 and flu viruses — and spread the viruses throughout the store.

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Is there a worse idea in this time of Coronavirus than Pat Davis’s plan to “more fully” ban plastic bags?

March 13, 2020

Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis wants to “close a loophole” in the city’s plastic bag ban. However, reusable bags are known vectors for disease.

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Concerns Mount That Plastic Bag Ban Could Help Spread Coronavirus

March 9, 2020

As New York’s plastic bag ban takes effect, new studies are showing that reusable bags might endanger your health and maybe spread the formidable coronavirus.

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What’s on the bag? What bugs us about the plastic ban

March 6, 2020

With the legislature again considering a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, and Raymond townsfolk voting on the matter next week, fans of the ban may have some more explaining to do.

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New York’s bad bag ban: Unintended consequences undermine the supposed environmental benefits

March 6, 2020

A recent New York Daily News opinion piece explained that plastic bags make up a tiny percentage of litter, and banning them will lead to unintended consequences.

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Bag Ban Bad Policy

March 5, 2020

A New Jersey legislator thinks that the state’s proposed ban on both plastic and paper bags “creates a major inconvenience for consumers, raises costs, has dubious environmental benefits, and raises serious health concerns.”

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To fight coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo should suspend NY’s new plastic-bag ban

March 5, 2020

The New York Post editorial board is calling on Governor Cuomo to delay the plastic bag ban.

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