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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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Bill Spadea: “Plastic is progress – we need more bags in NJ”

March 3, 2020

Another legislative session, another attempt by Trenton to make your life more complicated. This time it’s the expected ban on so-called “single use” plastic bags.

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Clemson Professor Says Delay Bag Ban For Coronavirus Concerns

February 28, 2020

New York elected officials are turning a deaf ear to the growing chorus of scientists saying the ban of plastic bags set to go into effect in two days – on March 1 – carries a real risk of spreading the coronavirus.

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Some retailers worry NY’s plastic bag ban will create ‘inconvenience’ stores

February 26, 2020

Some convenience store owners in New York State are worried about the new plastic bag ban going into effect this weekend. Their concerns are over the possible cost increase and limited availability of paper bags as stores make the switch.

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