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Letter: Reverse plastic bag ban for the public’s health

February 7, 2020

In a recent letter to the editor, a reader expresses her concerns about dirty reusable bags.

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Leading Independent Market Research Firm Warns of Significant Bag Shortage for New York

February 4, 2020

A paper bag shortage is certain to occur in New York “even in the most optimistic of scenarios” once a statewide plastic bag ban is implemented, according to the findings of a report conducted by a leading international business research firm.

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There are better ways than banning plastic bags to protect planet

January 29, 2020

It turns out that banning plastic bags doesn’t mean that people will stop using them. Plastic retail bags are highly reused, so bans just result in people buying trash bags to replace the retail bags that they were once getting for free.

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New Yorkers should prepare for paper bag shortage when plastic bag ban hits

January 29, 2020

Paper or plastic? New York shoppers may soon find themselves juggling their groceries home. A paper bag shortage is expected to hit the Empire State hard when Albany’s plastic bag ban goes into effect March 1.

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State Officials Should Adopt Flexible Approach to Looming Bag Ban

January 22, 2020

New York will soon implement a statewide ban on most types of plastic grocery bags. But one small business owner is concerned about what he believes will be the widespread negative impacts of this ban, which he says is so extreme that it is both unworkable and unreasonable.

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Ban on plastic bags is not litter answer

January 21, 2020

The City of Charleston and Charleston County are the latest to ban single-use plastic bags, joining most other local governments along South Carolina’s coast. But banning plastic bags could have some surprising negative effects. A ban could have repercussions on consumer convenience and even the economy without making a truly significant improvement to the environment.

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Recyclable plastic grocery bags made in Richmond facility

January 21, 2020

Learn how 100% recyclable, American-made grocery bags are manufactured!

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SouthCoast “lunacy” in banishing plastic bags

January 13, 2020

In this opinion piece, a radio host discusses why his local plastic bag ban is “lunacy.”

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Big Brother bag man: He knows what’s good for you

January 12, 2020

The New Hampshire Union Leader published an editorial on the General Assembly’s proposed plastic bag ban.

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Plastic packaging ban ‘could harm environment’

January 9, 2020

A recent study found that plastic packaging bans, including bans on plastic bags, could harm the environment.

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