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Editorial: Local plastic-bag reprieve

April 4, 2020

The Albuquerque Journal editorial board published an article praising the temporary lift on the single-use plastic bag ban.

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COVID-19 means leave your cloth bags at home, says grocery worker | Letter to the Editor

April 3, 2020

A local grocery store employee recently wrote a letter to the editor urging the public to refrain from using reusable bags during the pandemic.

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InsideSources: War on Plastic Makes the Virus Worse

April 1, 2020

InsideSources recently published a guest column urging elected officials to “end the war on plastics.”

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Editorial: To slow viral spread, ban the plastic bans

March 26, 2020

The Colorado Springs Gazette editorial board recently published an article calling for an end to the “war on plastic.”

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COVID-19: Protecting grocery workers is a top priority. Plastic bags help that effort

March 24, 2020

It is imperative that employers and regulators do everything possible to protect grocery store employees while they are providing the crucial service of keeping the public fed. That includes banning reusable bags, which have been demonstrated to harbor bacteria, contagions and viruses — particularly if people do not wash them between uses, as research has shown that all but 3% of shoppers do not.

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Plastic bag bans dangerous during COVID-19 pandemic

March 22, 2020

As we combat the coronavirus pandemic it’s important for Americans to note that many environmental initiatives that purport to “save the planet” not only restrict consumer choice and hurt the business sector— it also puts the public safety at risk.

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About the plastic bags: Much better for dealing with virus

March 22, 2020

A bit of good news for New Hampshire consumers could be found deep within the reporting on the coronavirus contagion. Grocery stores are urging shoppers to use the plastic bags that the stores provide, as opposed to the reusable cloth bags that some environmental overseers want to mandate.

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Opinion: Plastic bags pose no threat to anyone

March 20, 2020

According to a recent opinion piece, plastic bag bans “do nothing to ‘help the environment’ or ‘protect the planet.'”

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A disease outbreak is a bad time to ban disposable plastics and paper

March 20, 2020

Forcing people to carry reusable food and beverage containers in public could accelerate the spread of microbes that cause infectious diseases, multiple academic studies suggest, the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy shows in a new policy briefing paper.

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Countries and U.S. States & Localities are Banning Plastics, but Plastic Products Help to Fight the Coronavirus

March 18, 2020

The ban on plastic shopping bags is back-firing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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